With a major exodus of players expected following relegation, one Newcastle defender has revealed that he has been offered a new contract by the club.
Don’t panic, it’s not a new 10 year deal for Steven Taylor (just yet…), instead it is 6ft 3 centre half Kyle Cameron who has been offered the new contract, which he says he expects to sign despite a ‘a few little bits of negotiation’ to sort out.
The 19 year old who also turns out at left-back, had his first taste of regular league football this season with a loan spell at York, arriving in January he played 18 times and scored one goal.
Cameron has been at Newcastle United since the age of nine but thinks he needs to take one more step before potentially targeting the first team places at St James Park. The defender expecting to go out on loan again once he signs his new deal with Newcastle, with League One the natural move according to the player.
With everything up in the air at Newcastle at the minute, plus Mike Ashley selling everybody he got an offer for last time Newcastle were relegated and then giving Chris Hughton no money for new players, who is to say that the likes of Kyle Cameron won’t suddenly find themselves getting a rapid promotion to United’s Championship squad – especially with 46 league games to deal with.
The fact that the young defender from Hexham can play in the middle and on the left making him potentially a useful player if he can make the step up.
This season has been a double blow for Kyle Cameron, with loan club York City also relegated after finishing rock bottom of League Two and dropping to the National League.
Kyle Cameron speaking to York Press:
“I have been offered a new contract at Newcastle. I’m just waiting on a few little bits of negotiation, but it looks like I will be back there next season.
“I don’t think I’m quite ready for Newcastle United’s first team, so then the target will be to go out on loan again. Maybe I would be looking at a League One club, but I’ll see what interest there is and who comes knocking in the summer, then I’ll make my decisions.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself because I’ve played a lot although, obviously, the results and going down wasn’t what I wanted when I came to the club. I wanted to help the team stay up but I just have to look to push on next season now.”
“If I’m ever in that situation again, where the team are bottom of the league and are fighting to stay up, I’ve got that experience and I will just be able to block it out and not let it affect me. It’s been a massive learning curve and the fans obviously have exactly the same passion for their club at Newcastle.”