Rotherham United have made a bid to sign Dan Barlaser permanently, with the Sunday Mirror (27/9; page 69) reporting that the midfielder is likely to leave Newcastle United this summer.
Barlaser spent last season on loan with the Millers. He made 35 appearances in all competitions, including 27 in League One as they secured promotion.
The 23-year-old has featured in both of Newcastle’s opening two Carabao Cup games upon his return. However, he has not been named in either of Steve Bruce’s squads in the Premier League.
And the Sunday Mirror (27/9; page 69) reports that he is now likely to leave. It is noted that Rotherham have made an offer that would see him move to the New York Stadium on a permanent basis.
TBR View: Barlaser needs to consider permanent move
With so much competition in the middle of the park, it is tough to see Barlaser getting more of a chance for the Magpies.
A permanent move therefore, may be best for his career. He turns 24 next January, so would surely benefit most by playing regularly. Unfortunately, regular game-time looks unlikely at St James’ Park.
He can perhaps take some encouragement from Adam Armstrong should he leave.
Like Barlaser, the striker impressed on several loan spells. However, he was unable to force his way into the first-team fold on a regular basis.
His permanent switch to Blackburn Rovers has allowed the youngster to kick on. And it would be little surprise to see him back playing in the Premier League again at some stage in the future.