Newcastle United are set to loan out Lewis Cass to Hartlepool United in the summer transfer window, according to the Sunderland Echo.
As per the outlet, Pools manager Dave Challinor had been hoping to secure his services on a temporary deal last week but the global pandemic, as well as the uncertainty surrounding the start of the 2020/21 National League seasom, has meant that the transfer has not yet been able to be completed.
Does Cass have a future at Newcastle?
With just four defenders currently signed up, the Pools are hoping to bring in some more bodies ahead of their campaign opener against Aldershot Town on Saturday.
Indeed, Cass may also be looking to gain some regular first team football if he has the ambition to break into the plans of Steve Bruce in the Newcastle first team squad
The central defender has played in 79 games in all competitions over the last five seasons at various youth levels for the Tyneside club so far, scoring four goals and making one assist (via Transfermarkt).
Despite primarily playing as a centre-back, Cass has also shown how versatile he can be by adapting to play in a number of different roles (per Transfermarkt).
At just 20 years of age, too, Cass still has a lot of time left in his career to grow and develop as a footballer, and so perhaps a loan move out to Hartlepool would suit all of the parties involved as the Englishman will be hoping that he can return to St James’ Park a better player for the experience.
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