There are as many as six Newcastle players ready to exit St James Park when the ’emergency loan window’ opens on Wednesday 9 September. according to various reports in the local press.
This window allows Football League clubs to borrow players for a period of between 28 and 93 days, with the window open from 9 September to 25 November.
Effectively, a three month loan would allow deals to be done to take players up to January when the winter transfer window opens.
The six players mentioned today that the club are said to be happy to go out on loan are; Mike Williamson, Gael Bigirimana, Yoan Gouffran, Ivan Toney, Jamaal Lascelles and Lubomir Satka.
In addition, Curtis Good and Rob Elliot were also mentioned last week as possible loans going out in this window.
None of the eight players are expected to figure much, if at all, in the Premier League this season and for all parties it would be good for them to go out and get some football.
This works both for those players (Lascelles, Toney) who will hopefully develop into Newcastle first team players, as well as those (Williamson, Gouffran) who the club would be more than happy to move on.
For whatever bizarre reasoning, players who go out in this ’emergency loan window’, don’t have the loan counted in the ‘not playing for more two clubs’ scenario that faced Hatem Ben Arfa.
So for example, Gouffrand and Williamson both played for Newcastle in the League Cup, but they could go on loan this autumn and then still sign and play for another club in the January transfer window.