At one time Newcastle’s 21 year-old defender Lubomir Satka was expected to make a breakthrough to the Newcastle first team and he was compared to then captain Fabricio Coloccini in the classy way he played.
But like many youngsters at Newcastle it looks like he will not make it on Tyneside and Satka has returned home to Slovakia to play for FC DAC 1904 on loan until the end of the season.
Newcastle have not announced anything, but Lubo’s loan move has been reported on the FC DAC web-site.
Lubo Satka – hasn’t made it at Newcastle
Satka is one of a long list of young players over the last ten years who have failed to make it through to the Newcastle first team for one reason or another.
This is what Satka has said on the DAC FC web-site:
“I left home at 16, knowing that I would have to sacrifice time with family and friend and I do not regret it.”
“Those five years gave me a lot of experience and the opportunity to train with top players, whether it was Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Demba Ba or Coloccini.”
“I was on the bench in the Premier League, I entered in the FA Cup against Leicester, which was also a great experience.”
“Overall, I had the opportunity to see what is football abroad. I met great guys and great coaches such as Alan Pardew. “
“DAC approached me in the summer, but I believed in the Championship I would get more opportunity.”
“Unfortunately, the new coach did not give much opportunity, so I am happy to have answered the call of DAC. After five years abroad, I look forward to coming home.”
“I know that there are excellent conditions, a new stadium, fans go to games and create a great atmosphere.”
“I’m looking forward greatly to the league and the new challenge.”
Those are good positive words from the 21 year-old.
Satka joined Newcastle back in 2012 when he was just 16 years old, but made just one appearance for the Newcastle first team during that time.
It doesn’t look like he has a future at Newcastle, although he has a contract that still has 18 months to run on Tyneside.
This is an area Newcastle must improve on and we have been unable to bring some impressive youngsters through to become first team players at Newcastle.
That’s something Rafa Benitez is trying to improve at the club.