Over the past week, we’ve noticed that Javier Manquillo has not only been missing from Newcastle United’ training pictures but also failed to feature in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Gateshead.
After he was nowhere to be seen as our 29-man squad arrived in Austria last night, Newcastle World have revealed exactly what’s going on with the absent Spaniard.
They report that the right-back is currently in Spain seeing a specialist after picking up an injury.
As a result, he’s believed to be an early doubt for the opening weekend of the season – although some believe he could be moved on by Eddie Howe after Emil Krafth’s form saw move behind the Swede and Kieran Trippier in the pecking order.
The 28-year-old didn’t feature in any of our final eight games last season, missing out entirely in our final two fixtures after picking up chickenpox.
In other news, it’s been confirmed that Dan Burn HAS travelled with the squad after he didn’t feature in the club’s arrival footage last night, with the 6ft 7′ giant spotted in the latest set of photos released by our media team today.