Yankuba Minteh's 'dream' he would have achieved at Newcastle United wrecked by PSR

Yankuba Minteh has grand ambitions of playing in the Premier League but now faces a wait before accomplishing that particular dream as Newcastle United consider the sale of the teenager.

Minteh, 19, excelled during a loan spell at Feyenoord last season and if the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules [PSR] did not exist, it is more than likely the winger would either be set to spend another temporary stint in the Netherlands or be bedded into the first-team under Eddie Howe.

Instead, Newcastle need a big-money sale before the June 30 PSR accounting deadline to ensure they are compliant with their three-year financial obligations. Minteh, who has not kicked a ball in black and white, is seen as the ideal candidate to cash in on.

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Everton were at the front of the queue for the Gambian's signature over the weekend as the Toffees pursued a deal, with their very own Dominic Calvert-Lewin potentially heading in the opposite direction in a separate transfer. Both moves are now understood to be off, meaning plenty of European suitors are ready to pounce for Minteh before the end of the week.

Lyon, Borussia Dortmund, AS Roma and Marseille are just a few of the continental heavyweights queuing up for his signature. As such, the Premier League dream for the youngster is set to be put on hold.

“Ultimately, the Premier League is my goal. Newcastle United is the club that have a lot of confidence in me. I have no idea what the future looks like," Minteh told Dutch media earlier this year.

Newcastle did indeed have a lot of confidence in Minteh when they spent £6.5m on the youngster last summer. However, with such a hefty profit on the horizon after just one year of first-team football in the Eredivisie, the Magpies' reasoning for selling is clear to see.

The St James' Park faithful are hoping a buy-back clause is inserted into any Minteh deal to ensure Newcastle are not left to rue letting the talented prospect leave if he becomes a superstar in the years to come.