Newcastle United confirm transfer decision as 11-goal winger set for pre-season appearance

Newcastle United winger Yankuba Minteh is currently on loan at Feyenoord. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Yankuba Minteh is currently on loan at Feyenoord. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Yankuba Minteh is currently on loan at Feyenoord. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has revealed his plan for Yankuba Minteh.

Yankuba Minteh will link-up with Newcastle United in pre-season before a further decision is made on his future.

The Gambian has enjoyed a successful loan spell at Eredivisie side Feyenoord, where his goal in the 3-2 win at NEC Nijmegen on Sunday took his tally 11 for the season.

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Minteh joined Newcastle from Danish outfit Odense Boldklub for £7million last summer before he was immediately loaned to the Dutch club. He has got on to make 36 appearances in all competitions, including the Champions League.

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

Feyenoord - whose manager Arne Slot is replacing Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool - are keen to re-sign Minteh but United head coach Eddie Howe has confirmed he plans to cast his eye over the 19-year-old.

Howe told NewcastleWorld: “The plan, at the moment, is he will come back to us in pre-season and we'll take it from there.”

It’s understood the Magpies will play a couple of friendlies on home soil before travelling to a European destination. From there, Howe’s men vist Japan to take part in the J-League International Series 2024.

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As part of the event, Newcastle take on 2022 AFC Champions League winners Urawa Red Diamonds at the 63,700-capacity Saitama Stadium on Wednesday, July 31 before facing last season's J-League runners-up Yokohama F. Marinos at the Japan National Stadium on Saturday, August 3.

Howe said: "We are pleased to be visiting Japan this summer. It's an amazing country and it will be a unique experience for our players, staff and supporters.

"We will be taking on two strong teams at two special stadiums, and I'm sure they will present the type of physical tests we need at that time as we build towards next season."

The J-League has attracted several European clubs in recent years with Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea and Sevilla all previously participating,

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Last year, clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Celtic also participated in their own friendly matches in Japan, while Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they will return to play in Osaka this summer as part of an Asian tour.

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