‘Rather he stayed’: Some Newcastle fans react to Luton Town interest in Anderson
Some Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media to reports by Chronicle Live that Luton Town are interested in a potential loan deal for Elliot Anderson.
The Championship side were blocked from signing the midfielder during the January transfer window as Steve Bruce felt he could offer a path to the first-team at St. James’ Park.
But chances for the 18-year-old to feature have been non-existent as the Magpies fight for their Premier League survival, while also frequently omitted from the Toon’s junior sides.
Anderson has only played four of Newcastle’s last 15 Premier League 2 fixtures, and has only been given three minutes of top-flight action following his senior debut in January’s FA Cup third-round defeat to Arsenal as a late substitute.
Luton are expected to pursue a loan deal for Anderson once again in the summer market as boss Nathan Jones believes the Whitley Bay-born playmaker can help the Hatters mount a potential play-off push, following a likely top-half finish this term.
Anderson was unable to influence the scoring during either of his brief senior outings, but has contributed eight goals and two assists across all youth competitions this season and captained the Magpies’ junior sides on three occasions.
Luton built on their 20th-placed finish in the Championship last term to enter the final weekend of the current campaign 12th in the table, but boast one of the division’s lowest-scoring offences with just five of the 24 clubs netting fewer.
Here’s how these Newcastle fans reacted to Luton’s reported interest in another pursuit of Anderson this summer…
Perfect place to send him https://t.co/RbFguAZjoz
— 😲 (@conordusted) May 5, 2021
Be a good move for him. Luton have done well (for their expectations) this season, but I’m sure he’d still get regular game time there
— Callum Irving (@NUFCIrving1010) May 5, 2021
He needs to play as much football as possible so a loan is a must for me
We need to make sure we loan him to a club that can give assurances over playing time
— Geordie Ahmed (@GeordieAhmed) May 5, 2021
If we’re not gonna spend real money he should be in the team! https://t.co/7g85wVZOFD
— P4BL0 (@PGNUFC84) May 5, 2021
He’s ready for first team, even if it’s as a sub, let him develop WITH us
— MI ⚫️⚪️ (@Nosivi12) May 6, 2021
Shouldn’t have blocked it in Jan, same as Matty.. both have been left to rot for the 2nd half of this season by Mr man manager 🤯
— MAX TOON (@MAX_TOON_1892) May 5, 2021
I’d rather he stayed and played tbh (under a decent coach anyway). Hope we don’t make the usual mistakes, loan them out, they do well, they come back, they play 5 mins here and then which isn’t enough and then we get rid. https://t.co/IyF8pP9dX1
— colin oliver (@100Magpie) May 5, 2021
Rather have him instead of shelvey.
— Jari (@jarisal9) May 5, 2021
Give the lad the chance he deserves. Can’t be worse than joelinton
— Rookster (@alirook) May 5, 2021
Would be a great loan move for him this https://t.co/wwEmPAYieW
— Andrew Wells (@Wellzy95nufc) May 5, 2021
You may also like…
- Jack Grealish and John Terry react on Instagram as Aston Villa confirm exit
- Report: Everton in three-club chase to sign £17m-rated goalkeeper, Toffees have ‘taken action’
- ‘He was excellent’: Euro 2020 boss raves about ‘comfortable’ Leeds star after display
- Report: Napoli eye move for £14m-rated Tottenham ace