Newcastle Unlikely To Sign This Top Midfielder Next Month

The Mail is reporting today that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is willing to send top young midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek out on loan in January for the rest of the season.

But Conte doesn’t want him sitting on the bench if he does go out on loan – since he can do that at Chelsea – so any loan deal would need to have assurances that he would play regularly.

The 20-year-old hasn’t played too many games this season mainly due to injury and the news is Conte would allow him to join a Premier League club lower down the league table.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Chelsea’s impressive young midfielder

Newcastle need a creative midfielder to augment Jonjo Shelvey.

And our disastrous 1-0 defeat last night at home to Sheffield Wednesday seemed to show we will miss Shelvey as he served the first game of a five match ban for an FA misconduct charge.

If the poor results continue with Jonjo out, then a creative midfielder may even become Newcastle’s top target next month.

But it looks like Conte would prefer his impressive young player to play Premier League football on loan, which is hardly surprising.

And in any case Newcastle could (would) hardly guarantee to give him regular playing time at Newcastle for the rest of the season.

So the chances of Newcastle getting Ruben Loftus-Cheek in on loan next month have to be slim at best.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1

    “Player with funny name not really anything to do with us”

    Read and learn, Ed. Read and learn.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #2

    You missed your chance, here it is again for next article. After this I charge by the word, I warned you.

    Next article –

    “Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s proposals on rationalisation of the Eastern European post-communist bloc States eerily parallel Sam Allardyces suggested strategy for Crystal Palace’s Premier League survival in which Yohan Cabaye feasibly rejoins his old club NUFC”

  • RUNAWAY777

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Points lost now our goal difference being chipped away got that sinking feeling if we don’t get a fast winger and decent midfielder which can spray ball around could be dooms day

  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Hey Ed, for next post-match headline following the Notts Forest game, how about

    “Forest Slump” ha ha geddit eh, eh, eh? 🙂 that’s all ah gaht t’ say ‘ ’bout thaht.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah I know, day job.

  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #6


    Would you in your wildest dreams have the nous and know how to set up a blog ?


    quelle surprise !

    How’s about you shut the f@ck up with your sarcasm and talk for a channge about foo…….


    ……..on second thoughts stick to what you know keep on with the sarcasm .

  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Doomsday, Runaway? You’ve got the right name he he

  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Jib – look! There it goes, right over your head! WHOOOOOSSSSHHHH!!! Ha ha you jelly-brained slackwit 🙂

    I’m being ironic about those who constantly criticise Ed for his Blog, the “clickbait” digs and such he keeps getting. Wake up sonny and do some googling on “context” . It’ll sink in sooner or later.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #9

    And Jib, WordPress may be rocket surgery to you but it wouldn’t be wildest dreams territory at all. More like a nightmare with marginally self-aware rogue search engines like you.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #10

    And if you want to do percentages, do some stat work on your post content first, eh?

  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Who is that backpeddling in a wriggly fashion over the hill –
    is it a ferret ?
    is it a rat ?
    No it’s the coward Tsunki

  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m being ironic
    ha ha ha
    rocket surgery
    ho ho ho

  • Clematis

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Ooh, what a surprise….Brighton get another pen and play against 10 men. Must be about the tenth time this season.

    Kind of usually happens when they’re under the cosh…until good ol’ Uncle FA steps in.

  • sing in the corner

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #14
    Whatever you do…

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Fantastic new re-post by me.

    Do read on.


    I saw the Tiote headline and taking it as something new went ohh and than aah that sh!te again.

    You got a good blog going Ed we’re are going to read it without the need for spurious click bait.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib is the only cheating tw@ in his local who uses his phone in the pub quiz, he still manages to only come third because he’s relied on wikipedia for his all knowing font of knowledge 😀

  • toontaff2

    Dec 27, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #17



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