New Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren could be tempted to dip into the loan market after utilising it very successfully during his time at Derby County.
The former England boss is well connected to the likes of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Brendan Rodgers and will undoubtedly be eager to preserve that relationship to the advantage of Newcastle in this upcoming season.
We take a look at two players, both of whom played under him at Derby and could be ideal loan signings for McClaren for next season.
The Liverpool defender, who, as liverpoolfc.co.uk reported, recently penned a new contract, will have left a good impression on McClaren after his time at Derby and could be one player he looks to sign.
The 22-year-old, who spent a year at West Brom last season, was arguably McClaren’s best loan signing during his time in the East Midlands as he played a vital role in the Rams finishing third and making the play-off final.
Although he has just penned a new contract, whether or not he will be first choice at Liverpool remains to be seen. It’s a possibility that he will once again be made available on loan to a Premier League side.
Although the England Under-21 midfielder struggled to hold down a starting role in McClaren’s Derby side, he was coming back from a long-term injury and has previously shown a lot of promise.
After netting the winner for Gareth Southgate’s side against Sweden, the former Derby loanee found himself in the headlines, with reports in the Chronicle suggesting he could be a target for McClaren this summer.
A fleet-footed winger, with an eye for goal, he could be potential gem for the North East side should they bring him in on loan.
United will no doubt be eager for the 22-year-old to play regular Premier League football and may struggle to offer it themselves.