8-goal winger waiting for Newcastle United transfer decision - wants to play in the Premier League

Feyenoord's Gambian forward #19 Yankuba Minteh. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)Feyenoord's Gambian forward #19 Yankuba Minteh. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Feyenoord's Gambian forward #19 Yankuba Minteh. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United are to make a decision regarding the winger's future.

Newcastle United winger Yankuba Minteh says he remains in the dark over his future this summer.

The 19-year-old joined the Magpies from Danish side Odense Boldklub last summer in a deal worth a reported £7million. He was immediately loaned to Feyenoord, where he has scored eight goals in 28 appearance, and made his Champions League debut.

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Minteh's loan at the Dutch champions expires at the end of the season and the winger admits is unsure if he'll be linking up with Eddie Howe's squad or spending another season away from the club.

Feyenoord's Gambian forward #19 Yankuba Minteh. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)Feyenoord's Gambian forward #19 Yankuba Minteh. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Feyenoord's Gambian forward #19 Yankuba Minteh. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

“Ultimately the Premier League is my goal and Newcastle United is the club that has a lot of confidence in me," said Minteh.

“I have no idea what the future looks like. I was in Newcastle once, when they played against Borussia Dortmund. I will hear soon what plans the club has for me.

“I’m still young, I have time, maybe they want to rent me out again. I don’t know yet, I’ll hear about it, I’ll let everything happen to me. I know only that one day I will play in the Premier League.”

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Minteh's future has come into sharp focus in recent weeks having scored in three consecutive Eredivisie matches against Almere City, PSV Eindhoven and Heracles.

Feyenoord are keen to bring Minteh back for another campaign. Their sporting director Dennis te Kloese claimed last week that talks regarding Minteh's future will take place in April.

Asked recently if he had kept a close eye on Minteh's progress, Howe replied: "Of course. We keep an eye on all of our loan players that are attached to us and on loan.

"We wish them well and continue to monitor their progress always with a view to can they come in and help us in any way. If they can, great. If they can't, we will continue to look to develop their careers in a different way."

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