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‘We can’t’: Eddie Howe now suggests £6m attacker will not play for Newcastle United this season.



Eddie Howe has now stated, “We cannot,” that the £6 million attacker will not feature for Newcastle United this season.Although Newcastle United are in need of reinforcements during the January transfer window, Yankuba Minteh may not be present at St. James’ Park.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: A dejected Eddie Howe walks round the pitch to acknowledge the fans after the UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United FC and AC Milan at St. James Park on December 13, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Newcastle is currently loaning the 19-year-old to Feyenoord, but his performances for the Dutch club have sparked rumors that he may be recalled the following month.The Magpies could benefit significantly from an additional attacker at this time, as both Harvey Barnes and Jacob Murphy are sidelined with injuries.


For this reason, Newcastle United has been contemplating the possibility of re-signing Yankuba Minteh to Tyneside, only a few months after releasing him on loan shortly after acquiring him for £6 million.


Minteh’s performance at Feyenoord has surpassed all expectations; in fact, he scored his first-ever Champions League goal the evening Newcastle was eliminated from the competition.His performance in the Netherlands indicated he might be able to make an immediate impression in the Premier League, but Eddie Howe’s most recent remarks suggest that a debut for the Toon this season may not be possible at this time.


There is no possibility that Newcastle could recall Yankuba Minteh.

Before Newcastle’s match against Fulham, Howe delivered a press conference. He was questioned regarding the likelihood that Minteh’s loan agreement with Feyenoord would be terminated.


“He is not recollectable,” he stated.


“While an agreement with the club and the player is conceivable, it does not contain any contractual provisions.”Long-term, it would be wiser for Minteh to remain at Feyenoord.

The absence of a recall clause in Minteh’s loan agreement will render his return to the club in January exceedingly challenging.


It would not be prudent to attempt to negotiate with Feyenoord, although doing so is certainly possible. They constitute an exceptional group, and it is advisable to sustain a favorable rapport with them in order to negotiate additional loan agreements in the future.


Furthermore, Minteh may have been more inclined to remain there in any case. He is consistently performing at a high level, whereas his minutes at Newcastle are not guaranteed. He might be able to return, but Murphy and Barnes might regain their fitness, relegating him to a lower position.


His long-term development will benefit more from his continued membership at Feyenoord, but this does not benefit us immediately.