League Two side Tranmere Rovers are close to completing the signing of midfielder Jack Young on loan from Newcastle, a report from The Liverpool Echo has claimed.
Young has yet to make a senior appearance for the Magpies, although he was named on the bench by Steve Bruce several towards the back end of the 2019/20 season, and the 19-year-old has previously impressed at youth level for the north east club.
Now it seems as though Young is about to be given the opportunity of more regular first-team football across the course of the coming campaign.
As things stand, Tranmere are currently 14th in the League Two table, with one win and three draws from their five league games so far this season, having been relegated from League One at the end of the last campaign.
Young was one of several Newcastle youth players to be handed a long-term professional contract by the club earlier this summer.
This could be a good deal for all parties.
For Tranmere, it looks as though they will be getting a hugely promising young player, whose recent involvement with the first-team setup at Newcastle ought to be a huge benefit for him here.
Young himself, will of course now get to experience regular first-team football for the first time in his career, which ought to help him improve even further, making him a bigger asset to Newcastle when he returns to St James’ Park next summer.