One of our top Newcastle youngsters Adam Armstrong turns 18 next Tuesday, and because some of our long term injured players like Siem de Jong and Gabby Obertan are coming back, and hopefully Papiss Cisse’s knee is (much better, Adam could see himself going out on loan to get some first team games and speed up his development.
Adam Armstrong – could be sent out on loan
News in the Chronicle today that there are clubs already interested in the talented youngster, with Lee Clark’s Blackpool said to be one of the clubs interested.
Blackpool are bottom of the Championship with 20 points from 28 games and a goal difference of -28, and they are a full 10 points away from safety, so it would be a bit of a wonder if they can survive, although they have won their last two home games in the league.
They’ve had 1-0 wins over Milwall and Chris Hughton’s Brighton in January, and that’s the only way they are going to avoid the drop – by winning games.
Coventry City are also said to be interested in the forward, and we wouldn’t be surprised if more Championship clubs would want the Chapel House youngster.
It’s very important that the young players at Newcastle get first team games, to further their development and we just shipped out five young players to Rangers FC, although we wonder what the standard of play and the quality of the pitches are like in the second division of Scottish football.
Alan Pardew had doubts about the Scottish Premier League when we had Fraser Forster on loan at Celtic.
But it would make sense sending Adam to Blackpool, where he would be taken care of by Lee Clark, who was the Reserve team coach at Newcastle for a while and works well with the youngsters.
If we do send Adam out on loan, we must be able to recall him in case we pick up more injuries to first team players.
It even looked like Newcastle were a charitable organization last month, when we loaned six players layers to Rangers and Inter-Milan, and sold Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma for £5.5M.
Oh ,and we also helped out Crystal Palace – who needed a manager – we let Alan Pardew leave the club for around £4M in compensation in early January.
Yet we did nothing for Newcastle – except to weaken our squad further – and we now have fewer players available and an inexperienced head coach in charge.
That’s not good, but we do have an extra £10M in the bank, sitting there doing nothing. 🙁
It would seem to make good sense to get Adam Armstrong out on loan, so he can get some first team games under his belt.
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