Newcastle seem to have some good young players coming through the ranks – but that’s been true for a number of years now and the only problem is when the lads get to around 21 they don’t come through and they leave the club.
It’s happened to too many players in the past with the latest being local lad Adam Armstrong who looked a tremendous prospect only two or three years ago but was sold to Blackburn Rovers in the summer.
Freddie Woodman is the best youngster coming through at the moment but we are very strong at goalkeeper at the moment with new arrival Martin Dubravka and we were surprised that it seems Newcastle wouldn’t want to loan him out unless he signed a new deal.
That’s not an appropriate way to treat somebody you want to stay long term at the club so we are starting to think Freddie could be on his way when his contract runs out in June 2020.
Victor Fernandez could be the next player to attract the attention of Rafa Benitez and the Barcelona-born 20-year-old seems to have both the skill and the attitude to become successful at Newcastle.
Victor has been out of action with an injury since the first U23 match back in August and it’s been a frustrating time for him.
This is what Victor has tweeted about his situation.
It is always frustrating to miss training sessions and games because of an injury. I have no other choice than accepting it, keep working and coming back stronger. Finally facing the final stretch of the recovery process with full desire to come back and compete. Let’s go! pic.twitter.com/auh8atxMza
— Víctor Fernández (@victorfdez98) October 14, 2018
We hope Victor can start to come through when he returns to playing soon.
Newcastle really need somebody to come through to the Newcastle first team so we can show we can create some good players.
The only one of note who’s come through the ranks at Newcastle for the last decade to become a first team regular is Paul Dummett.
The local Longstaff brothers – Sean and Matty – are two very promising central midfield players who could make the grade at their hometown club.
And 19-year-old Danish striker Elias Sorensen has been looking very good this season