Journalist claims surprise NUFC player could complete loan exit in next 4 days – Surely not?

According to Lee Ryder, Javier Manquillo could yet leave on loan over the final 4 days of the transfer window – despite his impressive pre-season performances.

We know Bruce must trim his 25-man squad, with the likes of Lazaar, Murphy, Colback and Saivet seeming likely the most likely candidates to leave in the coming days, however it would be a slight surprise to see Manquillo go.

He may have been a real squad player over the past two seasons, but with Yedlin yet to play all summer following surgery and us yet to sign a new right-back, it would make no sense to ship out Manquillo.

Not only did he fill in very well for Yedlin over the final few weeks of the 2018/19 season, he’s been one of our stand out players in our last two pre-season wins over Hibernian and St-Ettiene.

Nevertheless, Lee Ryder believes Manqullo could yet leave if we sign Swedish right-back target Emil Krafth:

“Bruce still eyeing Sweden defender Emil Krafth but admits he may have to wield axe to whittle down 25-man squad.

“Lazaar, Murphy and even in-form Manquillo could yet be on the outgoing loan list.”

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m hoping we keep him!

He may be limited, but he’s looked good in that right wing-back role – a position that allows him to carry the ball forward more and put crosses into the box (as he did well for Joelinton’s goal at Hibs).

Considering Yedlin’s not had a pre-season and any new right-back would take time to settle, it would be a silly move for me.

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One thought on “Journalist claims surprise NUFC player could complete loan exit in next 4 days – Surely not?

  1. Of course, the comical, has all the insider news! Ashley’s puppet press. Bruce cannot be that stupid, however he would have to toe the line at SDFC as Ashley looks at who are on a good wage, over 27, that needs to go out on loan or sold. Also the Swede will be cheap as chips, regarding wages. Win, win!

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