Newcastle United man returns as Eddie Howe faces summer transfer decision

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Newcastle United transfer news and rumours ahead of the summer window as the Magpies push for the top four

Tranmere Rovers have announced that Jay Turner-Cooke has returned to Newcastle United following the end of their season. The 19-year-old was given the green light to join the League Two side on loan to get some experience under his belt in January.

He went on to make 12 league appearances for the Birkenhead outfit to boost his development. Prior to leaving for Prenton Park earlier this winter, he was handed a new contract at St. James’ Park until 2025.

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Newcastle will have a decision to make on what to do with the midfielder this summer. He is a useful player for the U21s but another temporary spell away in the Football League could be seen as more beneficial for him now after his taste of senior football at Tranmere.

The League Two club have swiftly announced their retained list following their final day defeat to Northampton Town and their boss Ian Dawes has said: “I’d like to thank all those players who are leaving us and wish them the best of luck for the future. We’ve got a good group under contract for next season already. We have been looking at our recruitment targets for a number of weeks now and I look forward to building on the squad over the close season.”

The Whites have brought in former Hull City and Southampton Town boss Nigel Adkins ahead of the next campaign as their new techinal director, as well as ex-Crystal Palace midfielder Neil Danns as their number two to Dawes. It is yet to be known whether they are interested in re-signing Turner-Cooke.

Newcastle signed the teenager from rivals Sunderland in 2021 and he has trained with the Toon Army’s first-team since his switch. However, he is yet to make a competitive appearance for Eddie Howe’s side and they need to decide what to do with him next following his return.

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