Former Liverpool youngster attracting loan interest after impressing at Newcastle United

A loan move away from United could be on the agenda for January.

Several clubs in England and Scotland are monitoring the progress of Newcastle United youngster Niall Brookwell.

The former Liverpool academy star snubbed a number of offers from other Premier League clubs to join the Magpies in the summer of 2020 and quickly impressed then-United lead development coach Chris Hogg.

When the move was officially announced Hogg backed the youngster to succeed at the club, describing him as ‘a good character’.

He told the club website: “He’s got good pedigree, having come through the Liverpool Academy - he’s worked with a lot of good people there and has some good habits and a real good work ethic.

“I’d watched a lot of his clips before we signed him, and having seen him in the flesh in training he seems to be a good character, a good personality to have in the building, and somebody who we’re hoping we can add a few more layers to, in terms of his football and personally, where he can be a success at the football club.”

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Brookwell made 18 appearances for the Magpies second string during his first year on Tyneside and marked his competitive debut with a goal in a 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough.

That was followed up by a further 25 appearances last season and the Wigan-born youngster also trained with the United first-team on several occasions throughout the campaign.

The 20-year-old penned a one-year extension to the initial two-year deal last summer and will be out of contract at the end of the season.

That will leave United and Brookwell - who captained the Magpies Under-23s in Tuesday night’s Papa Johns Trophy defeat at League One club Barnsley - with a big decision to make over the coming months.

However, the youngster could receive a boost by taking the next step in his development elsewhere.

NewcastleWorld understands several EFL, National League and Scottish Championship clubs are considering making a bid to take Brookwell on loan during the January transfer window and Newcastle would be receptive to offers.