Another Newcastle Player Goes out On Loan
Newcastle United have sent another player out on loan in the shape of central defender Remie Streete.
The United defender will run 20 while he’s away on this initial month’s loan at Port Vale, hopefully getting some valuable game time.
“Myself and the chairman watched him against Arsenal (reserves) and obviously he has been in and amongst Newcastle’s first team.
“They think a lot of him there, we were impressed with what we saw at the game and we feel that if we can get players of his ability and quality in and amongst the lads then it can only benefit the boys we’ve already got here.”
In the story on the NUFC club website, Streete is described as ‘promising’, while Sky Sports reporter Pete O’Rourke says he is ‘highly regarded’ when relating news of the loan deal.
To be honest I have to say I haven’t got a clue because how can you when he has never had a single minute of time on the pitch for Newcastle United at senior level?
There seems to be a major problem at Newcastle in terms of progressing players from youth level to then get some pitch time for the senior team, then see if they can handle the step up and decide whether to stick with them or move on. Instead we simply seem to get a lot of young players who just end up hanging around on the books of Newcastle United before then being released at a relatively old age, for a ‘young’ player.
Adam Armstrong has had a bit of a chance but he is pretty much the exception that proves the rule, even in his case I think he should have had far more opportunity than he has had so far.
In Remie Streete’s case, he is less than a month away from turning twenty and hasn’t had one chance.
It may be extremes but you have England players like John Stones and Luke Shaw, they made first team debuts at the ages of 17 and 16 respectively and Stones is only a few months older than Streete, while Luke Shaw is some 8 months younger than the Newcastle cenyre-back.
Surely it is best for both the young players and the club to get them assessed ASAP then either give them a chance to progress or move them on so they can forge a career at a lower level.
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