Newcastle United cannot simply bring back youngster Yankuba Minteh back to the club from Feyenoord in January, should they wish to do so.
That’s according to journalist Martijn Krabbendam, who has provided more detail on the potential return to St James Park for the winger.
Minteh joined Newcastle in the summer before being immediately loaned out to Feyenoord to establish himself in Europe and get regular playing time to aid his development.
He’s been doing that, featuring regularly for the Dutch side and earning plenty of plaudits with a tally of three goals and one assist in nine games in the league to date.
That’s led to some suggestions that he could be quickly recalled back to Newcastle in the January transfer window as they look to bolster Eddie Howe’s squad and cover for several injuries.
The idea is that they need to strengthen with forwards in January and Minteh could be an option, but Krabbendam insists that option isn’t as simple as it seems, having previously rejected the idea earlier this week.
“Contractually speaking, Newcastle can do that, but Newcastle and Feyenoord have to support that,” Feyenoord Pings report him saying to VI Pro.
“It is not the case if Newcastle does this and Minteh plays in the Premier League. But as a player you also have to meet a number of conditions to play in the Premier League at all.
“Apart from that, Feyenoord also has something to say about it. So, assume that Minteh will still play for Feyenoord after the winter. And let’s hope that he can improve his game, which is reasonable. it was promising that Minteh can continue that.”