Yankuba Minteh quizzed over future as Newcastle ponder summer transfer decision

Newcastle United youngster Yankuba Minteh insists his future remains unclear as Feyenoord seek to extend his loan deal in the Netherlands.

Eddie Howe is expected to offer Minteh the chance to prove his worth on Tyneside during pre-season before a decision is made on where he plays his football next term. The 19-year-old could also be sold as Newcastle seek to raise funds ahead of a busy summer window.

After signing Minteh for £6m from Danish side Odense, the north east outfit could land a tidy profit as clubs begin to register interest in his services. Everton are the latest side to be linked with a permanent summer move for the exciting prospect.

Feyenoord, however, are hopeful of securing a second loan deal for Minteh after the winger became a key member of Arne Slot's side before his move to Liverpool. For now, however, the player remains in the dark over where he will be playing his football next season.

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"At the moment, I don’t know what will happen," Minthe told Voetbal International. "How the supporters treat me is very special, but I don’t know at the moment whether I will leave or stay. We’ll see what the future brings."

Minteh arrived during Dan Ashworth's time at St James' Park, with the attacker seen as an exciting option for the future. The sporting director wasted no time shipping the new arrival straight out on loan, with the temporary stint ultimately paying off.

As such, Newcastle supporters are hopeful of finally getting a glimpse of Minteh in a black and white shirt. Howe will likely make that a reality during the summer preparations for next season but also recently admitted he too is unsure what the future holds for the teenager.

“He’s done really well and he’s attacked the challenge of going on loan to a new league with new teammates, played in the Champions League, prestigious competitions and he’s done really, really well this year and I think he can be very proud of his efforts," the Newcastle boss said last month.

“I tend not to directly communicate, I find you’re better off letting the players concentrate on their own situation and not give them too many distractions but let’s wait and see what happens in this next step.”