Newcastle United set to make summer transfer decision as request made for 10-goal winger

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) | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United are yet to make a final decision on the 10-goal winger’s future.

Newcastle United are yet to make a decision regarding Yankuba Minteh’s future with Feyenoord keen to keep hold of the winger.

The 19-year-old joined the Magpies from Danish side Odense Boldklub for £7million last summer before immediately joining the Dutch outfit on a season-long loan.

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And Minteh has enjoyed a successful spell, scoring 10 goals in total. On Sunday, he lifted the KNVB Cup following a 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen, where he sent off for two yellow cards in the 72nd minute.

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) | AFP via Getty Images

Feyenoord have expressed an interest in bringing Minteh back to the Netherlands next season but Newcastle boss Eddie Howe admits a decision is yet to be made on his next steps. Howe could involve Minteh in his pre-season plans - which will include a tour abroad - before making a final call.

“I don't know as I sit here now,” said Howe. “We have to make decisions in the summer on a number of players and he's one of those. “I’ve been keeping a very close eye on him, that would have been a great day for him despite the sending off. I think he’s done really well.

“He’s attacked the challenge of going on loan, a new league, new teammates and playing in the Champions League. I think he’s done really well this year. I think he can be very proud of his efforts.

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“I’ve tended not to directly communicate, I find you’re better off letting the players concentrate on their own situation and not give them too many distractions but let’s wait and see what happens in his next step.”

Feyenoord CEO Dennis te Kloese recently celebrated the “excellent deal” while also hinting at the club’s relationship with Newcastle. Following the cup triumph, he said: “It turned out to be an excellent deal. We have good contact with Newcastle.

“Both parties are happy with how things went. Everyone now sees that it can be a good construction for those types of clubs to first loan out such players for a year.”

As it stands, Minteh would face competition from Jacob Murphy and Miguel Almiron on the right flank while Anthony Gordon recently starred there during the 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

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