Signed by Rafa Benitez in February 2017 as an 18 year old, Victor Fernandez was brought into the Newcastle younger age groups from Spanish club UE Cornella.

Despite only being 18 he was instantly put into the Under 23s set up and made seven appearances in the last few months of the 2016/17 season, instantly impressing.

Last year three players made more appearances for the reserves (under 23s) than the young Spaniard.

However, after playing the first half of the opening reserve fixture back in August, a 1-1 draw at West Brom, Victor Fernandez has been notable by his absence.

The tricky Newcastle winger not playing a single minute since that opening August fixture.

Now three and a half months later, Fernandez has described this season so far as ‘complicated’ and used social media to reveal that he has had an operation on his hip today.

Now 20, he says ‘luckily everything went very well’ and now he is only thinking of getting back playing as soon as possible.

Good luck to him and hopefully we will see him back on the pitch soon.

Victor Fernandez:

“This start of the season has been complicated.

“With some problems that have finally made me go through surgery.

“Today I have had an operation in the hip but luckily everything went very well and I am already thinking on recovering as soon as possible to play again.”