A number of players in our first team squad were sent out on loan in August and there were multiple different reasons for that.
In some cases Rafa wanted to get the younger players playing – like Adam Armstrong and Jamie Sterry.
And in other cases he wanted more senior players to get playing time – like Tim Krul and Siem de Jong – who have suffered from injuries and needed to be playing regularly .
Adam Armstrong has future at Newcastle
In other cases like Florian Thauvin, he was sent on loan with little chance of returning to Newcastle.
His loan was negotiated with an obligation to buy and he has past the threshold of 12 games played, so that Marseille will now have to buy him from Newcastle for the stated amount in the loan deal – thought to be £10M.
Top wage earners were sent on loan to also reduce the wage bill since Newcastle are getting significantly reduced revenues coming in this season in the Championship.
Here are the first team players currently out on loan.
|Players on Loan||Loan Period||Club|
|Siem de Jong||Season||PSV|
|Kevin Mbabu||Season||BSC Young Boys|
|Henri Saivet||Season||St. Etienne|
|Emmanuel Riviere||Season||CA Osasuna|
|Jamie Sterry||January||Coventry City|
|Haris Vuckic||January||Bradford City|
|Sammy Ameobi||January||Bolton Wanderers|
We see both Adam Armstrong and Jamie Sterry having futures at the club, but players like Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic and Emmanuel Riviere seem to have no future at Newcastle under Rafa Benitez.
For the others it depends on how they perform and it’s certainly a crucial season for 21 year-old defender Kevin Mbabu at BSC Young Boys.
For the three experienced players – Tim Krul, Siem de Jong and Henri Saivet – it seems there will only be a future for them if they perform extremely well at their new clubs.
All three will return for pre-season next July and it’s then that Rafa Benitez will decide if either of the three has any future on Tyneside.
But of the 10 first team players on loan the two we are most certain about are Adam Armstrong and Jamie Sterry and maybe the other eight don’t have a future at Newcastle?
What do you think?