Newcastle United are close to completing a deal to send 19-year-old attacking midfielder Elliot Anderson on loan to Luton Town, according to The Athletic.
The teenager is said to be the North East club’s most promising youngster but is keen to leave St James’ Park this month with opportunities hard to come by despite his recent inclusion in matchday squads.
Limited options due to injury and illness has meant that Anderson has been named on the bench but he hasn’t played a minute of senior football this season.
The Athletic has reported that with Chris Wood set to join from Burnley, the young talent’s move away from the Magpies will be sanctioned soon.
It is understood that multiple EFL clubs have registered an interest in the attacking midfielder but that a deal is in place with Luton and is close to being completed.
The Hatters are said to have been one of a number of teams keen last January but Steve Bruce convinced the academy prospect to stay put.
Anderson has been in fantastic form for Newcastle’s U23s this term – scoring five times in six Premier League 2 appearances.
This could be a very exciting signing for Luton.
They’ve benefitted greatly from loan signings in recent years and in Anderson, they look to be landing a player ready to prove himself at senior level and capable of having an impact at Championship level.
Though he has little first-team experience, that he is considered Newcastle’s most promising youngster shows just what a talent he is.
It seems that despite interest from elsewhere a deal is in place between the Premier League club and the Hatters, with a move expected to be completed soon.