Newcastle midfield Dan Barlaser has admitted that he may have to leave St. James’ Park on loan in the near future to earn more first-team experience.
Barlaser, 20, only has three senior appearances to his name for the Magpies with his most recent coming when he started in the 3-2 extra time loss to Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup last month.
Rafa Benitez hasn’t given many of the Newcastle youngsters chances to impress in the first-team during league competitions during his time in charge on Tyneside, but that hasn’t led Barlaser to give up hope on featuring in more cup competitions this season.
“If I stay here I will try my hardest, and if I go out on loan I will try my hardest,” he said to the Newcastle Chronicle.
“That’s me wherever I go. Maybe I could go on loan in the future but I have to wait and see.
“Rafa Benitez has showed he plays youngsters in the cup so it’s good to see for us all.
“My aims for the season are for Newcastle to stay up and to play more first-team football. That’s all I want to do.”
Gateshead-born Barlaser has been part of the Magpies youth set-up for over 10 years and despite representing Turkey at youth international level on multiple occasions, he is yet to really cement himself in the first-team and hasn’t even been sent out on loan during his career.
A large number of Newcastle’s most promising young talents have been farmed out to clubs across the English Football League for this season with Sean Longstaff, Adam Armstrong and Ivan Toney among them.
Barlaser would no doubt benefit from a move away from St. James’ Park and as the season progresses he may get his wish as clubs in lower divisions begin to struggle with injuries and look to the emergency loan system.