Adam Armstrong future in doubt?
Bit of mischief making from our friends at Coventry here?
Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has cast doubt on the future of some of the club’s young prospects.
Speaking about why he could not place his trust in youth, Benitez revealed to the club’s official website that, to compete on a level playing field with other clubs, the St. James’ Park club must spend in the transfer market.
Benitez said he would prefer to splash the cash than rely on bringing through talents from the academy every season.
The comments will be a double-blow for two former Coventry City loanees, Adam Armstrong and Jamie Sterry.
This is the quote they’re referring to:
To have someone [Dummett] who can go into the first-team and play so many games is really good for the spirit of the team.
The ideal situation would be to bring a couple of players from the academy each year but if you want to compete at the highest level it is difficult.
If you want to do that you have to bring in players from outside, or abroad, to compete with the other teams.