Newcastle United should look to Manchester City sensation Cole Palmer as a loan option as one of their first acts in the transfer market, claims a report.
Palmer has played just 202 minutes of first-team football this season, with 74 of those coming in the Community Shield. However, he impressed in the Champions League recently, scoring against Club Brugge.
It is clear City have high expectations for the youngster, or he would not have featured in Europe so soon.
Guardiola has described the 19-year-old as “an incredibly exceptional player” per TalkSPORT.
While he will surely become a top player under Guardiola’s management, he is likely to have limited opportunities as yet. Indeed, City’s midfield and attacking options are plentiful and displacing the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva is a near-impossible task at present.
As such, a loan to another side makes a great deal of sense in order for him to continue his development in senior football.
The Magpies ‘need a better midfield’, per the article, and Palmer could fit the bill. His versatility across the entire midfield would surely come in handy.
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A loan deal would also make sense for Newcastle. It would allow them to allocate funds to high priority signings, while still signing a great prospect.
As such, a transfer would be a win-win for all parties, and is one that could certainly be easy to execute.
Newcastle should aim for top manager
With the news of Steve Bruce’s departure, many have speculated over who the next Magpies boss will be.
“If Newcastle want to make one step to go forward, in the market you have better managers who have won stuff,” he said.
“Conte has experience in the Premier League. He’s won everything, he’s won with Inter and Chelsea, he knows English.”
It would be a massive statement if Newcastle were to bring in a manager the level of Conte, though the current bookies favourite is former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca.