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Newcastle just edge it in the disastrous loan signing department

6 years ago

Against some pretty fierce competition, Newcastle United look to have just edged it in making the most disastrous loan signing of the season.

What is the story with Facundo Ferreyra?

Surely the whole reason for taking somebody on loan is that the manager and his scouting team have seen something that tells them he can add something to the team/squad.

I just can’t comprehend how you can sign a player that is so bad he can’t even play one minute of first team football.

Hatem Ben Arfa’s loan move to Hull City is hardly the greatest but at least he has got onto the pitch, though the latest instalment over the weekend saw Steve Bruce admitting he didn’t even know where Ben Arfa was now.

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Maybe the strangest aspect of the Facundo Ferreyra loan fiasco is that even after four months of being totally ignored, the player hasn’t kicked up any kind of a fuss.

Despite United struggling desperately for goals and any creativity in the first two months of the season, Ferreyra couldn’t even make it onto the pitch in brief cameos.

Bringing in a loan player who you never ever even give a game to is pretty bizarre, though it seems to have been totally buried due to the overall mad season Newcastle have experienced this time around.

With Papiss Cisse showing at Arsenal the downside of his rollercoaster form, it proved once again how Newcastle are desperate for more attacking options. Thankfully Perez is showing a lot of promise but Riviere, Cabella and Gouffran have all been poor to terrible.

Why is Facundo Ferreyra here? Why isn’t he bothered that he’s never had a chance? Why has Alan Pardew never played him?

Newcastle United – always more questions than answers.


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