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Plenty Of Loan Options Available For NUFC’s Top Prospects

Despite what is expected to be a limited transfer budget, this could be a very busy summer at Newcastle United. There could be a number of incomings, outgoings, and loan moves at both the senior and youth level.

Newcastle are expected to announce their retained list soon. If a recent list published by the Premier League is anything to go by, the NUFC careers of Andy Carroll, Christian Atsu, and Henri Saivet will soon be over.

The club already announced a number of departures at the Academy level which included Yannick Toure, Owen Bailey, Kyle Scott, and Ludwig Francillette among others. The hope is the ranks will be replenished with some new youth prospects this summer.

The start of pre-season will see a number of players on loan last season return in Freddie Woodman, Florian Lejeune, Yoshinori Muto. The trio along with Dwight Gayle could be prime candidates to raise additional funds this season. Though, selling Woodman this summer may not sit well with Newcastle fans.

Kelland Watts and Elias Sorensen will also return from their respective loan spells. Watts likely needs more seasoning before being handed a chance in the first team. A loan to the Championship after his solid performances with Plymouth in League One could be the best path forward for the local lad.

Elias Sorensen’s future prospects at Newcastle have only grown dimmer after his loan spell with Almere City in the Dutch second division. The Dane signed a 3 1/2 year deal in January 2019 but hasn’t progressed into the first-team player Newcastle had hoped.

He’ll be 22 in September and in a perfect world would be a candidate to backup Callum Wilson for this upcoming season. Unfortunately, Sorensen is nowhere near impacting the senior side and his future likely lies elsewhere.

Sorensen’s slide highlights the necessity of finding the right path forward for promising prospects. Newcastle have a couple in Elliot Anderson and Rodrigo Vilca who are candidates for loan spells next season.

The Chronicle claims that both Anderson and Vilca are in demand. Anderson is wanted by a number of Championship clubs including Luton Town, who were after the 18-year-old in January.

A meeting is planned to decide the best option for Rodrigo Vilca’s future. He, like Watts, may not be ready for the Premier League just yet. He also could have plenty of options with clubs in the Netherlands and Belgium as well as League One and the Championship interested in his services.

These are very important decisions that Newcastle must get right. Anderson needs to be playing regularly for his development, though he also may be good enough to remain at Newcastle if he could get the requisite playing time.

Vilca, at 22, needs a full season of first-team football. That is not going to happen at Newcastle so a loan move is likely the best option for the Peruvian playmaker.

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26 comments so far

  • onmeedsun

    Jun 6, 2021 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Did you ever travel with the London supporters club on the train? I’m hoping that the new rail franchise will allow our block bookings again at a reasonable discount as they will be desperate for passengers.

  • Optimistic prime

    Jun 6, 2021 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Can we loan Shola out, give the players half a chance

  • jazzyp

    Jun 6, 2021 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3


    No mate i use to travel midland mainline then Virgin,But the costs spiraled so travelled up to games by car.The only problem by car is unless you leave 10 minutes before the end of the game ya stuck in the car parks for nearly an hr trying to get out

  • jazzyp

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Scott Wilson
    · 11m
    #NUFC ready to hold talks with Josh King following his release from Everton….


    Upgrade on Carroll lads??

  • toon22

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Are we going to partner King with Haaland ?


  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #7

    What’s the point in bringing in more young hopefuls, seems to be a total waste of time under the present regime.

  • marshy

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #8

    if king was no good in the premiership at everton how on earth is he going to do well at newcastle under bruce?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #9

    toon22 aye you and Mund last night, he loves an argument doesn’t need a lot to set him off.

    Countdown starting 10 9 8 7……………………………….! 🙂

  • onmeedsun

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #10

    At least King can run. Would be a bit of a Gouffran but still an upgrade for the squad compared to Carroll.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Got to be more affective than ‘Do I have to go onto the pitch’ Gayle!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #12

    King isn’t an upgrade on Carrol!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Howay Hartlepool today!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #14

    The current Echium in my garden must be around 15 feet tall and is swarming with bees!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #15

    OK back to the cricket.

  • Mund

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Wijnaldum off to PSG

  • Shelvey

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #17

    King would walk straight into the first team. He is quick, strong and has a good allround game. His scoring record is ok for Bournemouth. He is way better than than Gayle, carroll or Joelinton as a striker. For free it is a nobrainer.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #19


    Look at the front line of Everton and then look at ours mate.Joelinton get’s a game mostly every week and i would put him above Joelinton

  • DaveD1000

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Hey Jazzy
    good to see you posting, although Shire reckoned he was the brains of the outfit

  • jazzyp

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #21


    For once Shirebrook was right HAHA

  • Mund

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Josh King is also a no brainer for me

    I’d imagine it would suit Ashley right now with minimum expenditure

    We need back up for Wilson and the fact King will fit in well with knowing the Bournemouth lads it’s a deal we should be looking to complete as quick as possible.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #23

    · 3h
    Leicester City and Newcastle United are in the talks of a swap deal: Ayoze Prez and Hamza Choudhury for Allan Saint-Maxmin. #LCFC #NUFC

    Ya gotta love the rumours

  • Wor B

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Government ‘open’ to delaying 21 June England lockdown end date. Could a 3rd wave stop crowds returning next season? Some might never get to use those pre-paid ST’s. How’s your health Martoon? 😉


  • The Ledge

    Jun 6, 2021 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #25

    I would be happy enough with King as a backup to Wilson he can play a number of positions so would be a decent squad player.
    I hope Gayle turns down the contract and leaves nowhere near good enough at this level never has been I would rather we had of kept big Andy.


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