‘At the moment’ - Newcastle United’s ‘future Lionel Messi’ issues update on future amid transfer uncertainty

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Newcastle United wonderkid Yankuba Minteh is yet to learn where he will be playing football next season

Newcastle United prodigy Yankuba Minteh has revealed he is still in the dark about his plans for next season.

The 19-year-old - dubbed by fans as the “Gambian Lionel Messi - starred for Feyenoord on loan last season. Newcastle stumped up £7million to sign Minteh before immediately shipping him out to the Eredivisie for first-team experience.

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After a streaky start, the wonderkid came alive in the second half of the season and finished the campaign with an impressive 17 goal contributions across all competitions. Minteh helped Feyenoord finish second and scooped the Dutch Cup in April.

His form has led many Newcastle supporters to suggest giving him a chance in the Premier League next season. The winger revealed earlier this year that the Magpies remain his long-term goal.

“Ultimately, the Premier League is my goal,” Minteh said. “Newcastle United is the club that have a lot of confidence in me. I have no idea what the future looks like. I don’t know yet (loan future) but 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 (for Newcastle United).”

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The Gambian international has now provided an update on his future - albeit a vague one. Minteh conceded he is still unclear whether Newcastle or another loan move beckons in 2024-25.

"At the moment, I don’t know what will happen," he told Voetbal International. "How the supporters treat me is very special, but I don’t know at the moment whether I will leave or stay. We’ll see what the future brings."

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