Carlton Palmer reckons that Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff needs to go out on loan next season and play regular football.
The midfielder burst on the scene by scoring a sensational winning goal against Manchester United back in October 2019, making 16 appearances during his breakthrough campaign for the Magpies.
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However, last season proved an extremely frustrating period for the 21-year-old, who played just five times in the Premier League, and not a single minute since the defeat at Arsenal in February.
Longstaff was strongly linked away from the club last summer but committed his future to Newcastle by penning a new two-year contract.
But the youngster has just 12 months remaining on that deal and is reportedly being made available for a loan move, with relegated West Brom in the race for his services.
£24,000 per-week star, Longstaff, wants to fight for his place under Steve Bruce next term, but Palmer recognises the importance of continuing his development by utilising the loan system.
He told The Transfer Tavern:
“He needs to play and develop. But if they can get him out on a season-long loan, that would be great business for the football club.
“You can’t develop as a young player sat on the bench or in the reserves. It’s not the same as competitive first-team football, that’s when you learn your craft.”
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