Newcastle United’s latest transfer exit confirmed as January signing heads out on loan
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Newcastle United youngster Garang Kuol has joined Eredivisie side FC Volendam on a season-long loan deal.
Magpies head coach Eddie Howe revealed on Friday that the Australia international would again be leaving on a temporary basis after spending the second half of last season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Hearts.
The 18-year-old joined Newcastle from Central Coast Mariners in January and was immediately loaned to Tynecastle, however he struggled to make an impact, registering just nine appearances, only one of which was a start.
Reflecting on Kuol’s time in Scotland, Howe said: “I think, whenever you loan a player, you hope they play every game, for a striker, they score loads of goals, they return in a brilliant mental place.
“Part of going on loan is that you don’t know what’s going to happen. They have to earn everything they get.
“Sometimes, through a disappointing loan, you can actually respond and learn things about yourself which makes the loan really beneficial. So I’d never look at it as a huge negative. But, of course, the loan probably hasn’t gone as we’d have hoped.”
Newcastle are hoping the forward enjoys a much more productive loan spell at Volendam, who finished 14th place in the Dutch top-flight last season.
United still hold high hopes for Kuol. He became the youngest-ever player since Brazilan legend Pele to appear in the knockout stages of a World Cup last year when Australia lost 2-1 to eventual champions Argentina.