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Newcastle Can’t Get Clubs To Take Young Players On Loan

7 years ago
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It has been revealed that Newcastle United are struggling to get a number of players out on loan.

The club are said to be prepared to allow Gael Bigirimana, Curtis Good, Adam Campbell, Haris Vuckic, and Gabriel Obertan to go out on loan, but there are no takers.

The Journal say that Newcastle’s management are struggling to understand why clubs aren’t snapping them up.

I’m guessing you would have to treat Obertan slightly different to the other four as if another club is expected to pick up even a significant part of his wages then that would be a barrier, particularly when he has showed so little on the pitch.

As for the other four, why is it not happening?

For me, Bigirimana has shown far more ability than the others but then to be fair, he has played many more Newcastle first team matches than the others in the last 14 months.

One small handicap is that Newcastle’s geographical position means there isn’t a host of lower division clubs on the doorstep such as in London or the north west but that can’t be the main reason.

In hoping for younger players to come through do we confuse our hopes with what we see with our eyes? Are they simply not as good as we think, or hope, they are?

One thing is for sure and that is without playing matches at a decent level then they are sure to stagnate as the club is reported to believe has happened with Bigirimana.

Even if our young players don’t end up making it at Newcastle I’d like to think they will make a living elsewhere, so good luck to them all and here’s hoping they are playing regular football soon.

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