Newcastle United have confirmed that midfielder Jack Young has joined League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers on a season-long loan.
With time running out before Friday’s deadline for domestic transfers, English clubs have a chance to do some late business and reports earlier today indicated the 19-year-old could be set to join Tranmere.
Newcastle have now confirmed that Young has joined the League Two side on loan until the end of the season.
A graduate of the Magpies’ academy, the central midfielder signed his first professional contract last summer and has now gone out on loan for the first time in his career.
The teenager looks set to make his professional debut at Prenton Park, having not yet featured for the Newcastle first-team.
In addition to having lots of experience at both U18 and U23 level, Young was named among the substitutes for three of the senior side’s Premier League games last term but was not brought on.
He now joins a Tranmere side that are 14th in League Two after suffering relegation from the third tier of English football last season.
The left-footed central midfielder, who is also comfortable at centre-back, could get the chance to make his professional debut against Newport County on Saturday.
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This looks like a good move for all parties involved.
Having been handed a professional deal last summer and named in a number of matchday squads last term, Young appears to be well thought of at Newcastle but it seems unlikely he would have had many opportunities in the first team this season.
A move out on loan to get some senior football under his belt seems the best next step for the Magpies and the player, while Tranmere add a talented and hungry midfielder to their squad.