This Deal Would Make A Lot More Sense For Newcastle

We had a report out on Saturday about Newcastle being interested in bringing 20 year-old Everton defender to Newcastle this summer on loan.

But we questioned whether a straight loan deal was good for Newcastle,  with the likelihood that Brendan would play quite a few games for Newcastle in the Championship this season, become a better player under the expert coaching of Rafa Benitez, but then return to Everton.

So the news today in the Chronicle that the loan deal will have an option to make the deal permanent is good news, but it’s also being disputed by the Times north-east correspondent George Caulkin.


Brendan Galloway – 19 year-old Everton defender

Here’s George’s tweet he sent out earlier today:

We can understand why Everton wouldn’t want to put an option to buy in the loan agreement, since Brendan’s such a highly rated youngster. who has already played 21 times for the Toffees.

Multiple sources are reporting the deal is expected to be completed today and that will give the youngster a few days to prepare for the Huddersfield game at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

We don’t think he will start that game, but depending on the state of the game in the second half, he could make his debut.

And Galloway could then start the game at home to Reading on Wednesday night.

Brendan will probably be used by Rafa at left-back, which is a bit of a weakness for Newcastle at the moment; Brendan can also play at center-back.

We should get some clarification on the loan deal hopefully today, and whether there is an option to buy in it.

If we had to hazard a guess we would say there wont be.

But this lad is a very good young player and if he can play well for Newcastle this season and help us get promoted – that would also be very good.

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