A report has now revealed that Newcastle United attempted to sign Cole Palmer on loan ahead of the January transfer window.
The Lowdown: Big future
Coming through the ranks at Manchester City, there is no doubt that Palmer has a big future ahead of him.
He has scored goals for fun at youth level, and has since earned call-ups to the senior team, despite being just 19 years of age.
Should Newcastle sign Palmer?
He is a player that Pep Guardiola is especially fond of, having dubbed him ‘exceptional’ and a ‘talent’ with ‘special quality’ when he gets in front of the net (talkSPORT).
However, with the array of talent that City have at their disposal, a loan move away could suit Palmer as he aims to develop quicker by playing more regular football.
The Latest: Attempt rejected
The Athletic have now revealed that the Sky Blues have ‘knocked back’ an attempt from the St. James’ Park faithful to take Palmer on loan for the rest of the season.
Representatives of the North East club ‘suggested’ the idea of a loan deal, but were told that the striker is in Guardiola’s plans for the next few months.
The Verdict: Shame
It is certainly a shame that the Tyneside outfit now look set to miss out on bringing Palmer in, given the circumstances that they currently find themselves in.
A loan move would have suited them, as if the worst case scenario happened and they were to find themselves relegated from the Premier League down to the Championship at the end of the term, then Palmer could have just been sent back to the Etihad Stadium.
Nonetheless, Palmer has shown that he knows where the back of the net is, and could have aided Wilson in that sense to get as many goals as needed to stay up.
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