Eddie Howe confirms Newcastle United are considering activating January transfer clause

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The Gambian winger joined Newcastle United in the summer before being sent out on loan.

Newcastle United have an option to recall Yankuba Minteh from his loan spell at Feyenoord during the January transfer window.

Minteh joined the Magpies last summer in a deal worth £7million from Danish club Odense Boldklub but was immediately loaned to the Dutch champions.

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And Eddie Howe has revealed the Magpies are considering a recall as his squad continues to be decimated by injuries.

Newcastle United winger Yankuba Minteh is currently on loan at Feyenoord. (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Yankuba Minteh is currently on loan at Feyenoord. (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Yankuba Minteh is currently on loan at Feyenoord. (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

The 19-year-old would not take up a Premier League squad place. In terms of attacking options. Newcastle are currently without Alexander Isak, Callum Wilson, Jacob Murphy, Harvey Barnes and Elliot Anderson.

Miguel Almiron could indeed join that list as United await further information on the hamstring injury the Paraguayan sustained at Bournemouth on Saturday.

“We’ll look at our players that are out on loan, with a view to whether they could potentially strengthen us,” Howe revealed. “If it’s good for their career as well, then we’ll certainly look at what we can do.

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“He’s (Minteh) done very well, although unfortunately he’s injured at the moment. He’s come back for an assessment on that injury because we need to check and see how he is.

“We need to work out how serious the injury is and when he’ll be back, and then we’ll make a decision on him, like we would with all our loan players.”

Minteh has impressed during his spell in the Netherlands having scored three goals in five Eredivisie starts. He's also featured twice in the Champions League.

“I think his loan spell has been a productive one,” Howe added. “He’s scored goals and been part of a successful team. He’s certainly got talent, although the Premier League is a very different league to any other league in Europe.

“That doesn’t mean that players can’t come in or out of the Premier League. He’s someone we like, and he’s certainly got the athletic profile that we need.”

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