Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez failed to land a single player in the last season owing to Mike Ashley’s purse-stringent attitude. However, he managed to land a few on loan and masterfully used them to help the Magpies end their season in the top half of the Premier League table.
That being an incredible achievement in itself, the Spanish boss will definitely need new players and should they be unable to land any permanent transfers, here are three loan deals they should definitely consider to improve their team.
Not every young player gets to break into the senior team squad under Jose Mourinho. The Manchester United manager opts to field mature, older players rather than playing matches with youngsters. A practical coach like Mourinho only prefers the tools of hard work and a determination to succeed under any circumstances.
That is exactly where Scott McTominay has stood out at Manchester United. Despite having the likes of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick in the side, the young midfielder has been beyond impressive. However, he might find it harder to get a chance in the team next season if Mourinho gets in reinforcements and thus Newcastle United should consider a loan deal for him.
The Arsenal midfielder has enjoyed a good debut season. He broke into the first team amidst the likes of Granit Xhaka, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey and played well enough to merit a starting spot in several European matches.
He is a talented midfielder who can run with the ball and can make things happen in the midfield. He will be another player who will find chances to feature for the first team come at a premium under new boss Unai Emery and might do better by seeking a loan move to Newcastle.
The Chelsea winger spent a good few seasons on loan at Real Betis where he became a star player. Upon returning to Stamford Bridge, under the tutelage of Antonio Conte, Musonda was tipped to break into the first team and be a regular squad player.
However, he failed to impress the Italian boss and was loaned out to Celtic for 18 months. Things took a turn for the worse there as well and Musonda failed to make his loan spell in Scotland count. He has drawn curtains on his loan spell, giving it a premature ending and has returned to Chelsea for the summer.
It is unlikely that he will get a lot of first-team chances at Chelsea now and after negotiating a successful deal for Kenedy in the January transfer window, Newcastle could look to get in a second player from Stamford Bridge on loan by bringing in Charly Musonda.