Newcastle have recently recalled both Elias Sorensen (Blackpool), and Cal Roberts (Crewe Alexandra) have returned to St. James’ Park from their respective loan spells becasue they were not getting enough playing time.
They will now play for the U23 team for the rest of the season.
And we heard from left-back Antonio Barreca who has made only one short sub appearance for Newcastle since arriving at the end of January on loan from Monaco.
Antonio doesn’t even make the squad these days, and he’s been unlucky since Paul Dummett has returned from injury and Matt Ritchie continues to perform well in the left-wing back position.
Antonio Barreca’s only appearance – against Tottenham – as a sub
So it was not surprising when the Italian sent out a cryptic Instagram message earlier in the week.
Ehy @nufc – I’m here too.! Have you forgotten!?
The 24-year-old was born in Turin, and he’s got to be frustrated that he has been given no opportunities at Newcastle.
But it seems he’s not up to scratch and will return to Monaco this summer with Newcastle not picking the option to buy they have in his loan contract.
It seems he was backup for Dummett in case Paul had some additional injury problems this year.
As we saw with Sorensen and Roberts, these loan deals just don’t work out – for various reasons.
What do you think?