It is a known fact that the first thing any new manager will do at a club is try and clear out the deadweight players – and it seems that before that happens at Newcastle United, one of their forwards has decided to jump before he is pushed.
The man in question is on loan player Facundo Ferreyra, who has failed to make a solitary appearance for the Magpies this term and has quite frankly shown how flawed the club’s recruitment strategy can be.
Former manager Alan Pardew was right to question just why he could not bring in his own players and fail to be too enamoured with a player so poor that he made Fernando Torres look prolific.
After a somewhat up and down spell with Shakhtar Donetsk a loan move to England was mooted – and with both Newcastle and West Ham United vying for his signature, it seems that the Magpies are the ones who have been left regretful over their ability to woo the Argentine.
Ferreyra clearly cannot have impressed in training or shown anything that made the coaching staff or manager keen to offer him a chance on the field, and when the likes of Papiss Cisse are firing like they are, there is no reason to.
Luckily it seems that Serie A side Genoa are willing to take the player for the second half of the season – and with Newcastle happy to see his loan spell terminated early, it seems that could be a done deal before a new manager is even appointed.
Newcastle United fans. Is getting rid of the player the best thing you can do during the January transfer window? Let us know your thoughts below, become a guest blogger or tweet us @LaFootyettes.