Report: Yoan Gouffran considering staying at Newcastle to fight for his place

Yoann Gouffran, Jack Colback

Newcastle have been planning to send Yoan Gouffran out on loan.

According to the Shields Gazette, Yoan Gouffran is keen to stay at Newcastle and fight for his place in the first-team set-up, rather than being shipped out on loan.

With the Football League loan window opening today, the 29-year-old has been considered one of the main players expected to leave St James’ Park on a short-term deal.

He has made just one appearance in the League Cup this season, and does not look to be a part of Steve McClaren’s plans in the Magpies Premier League squad.

The report claims that a number of teams have already shown an interest in him, with the likes of Hull City, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough all reportedly tracking the French attacker.

However, it is also stated that Gouffran is keen to reject a move away from Tyneside, as he wants to fight for his place in the Newcastle team.

He was named in Newcastle’s 25-man Premier League squad list for the season, meaning he can still be selected, and he is keen to utilise opportunities in the League Cup and Under-21 action to impress McClaren.

With Aleksandar Mitrovic so far failing to curtail his poor discipline, and Papiss Cisse's long-term future still in doubt, Gouffran may just have a chance to fight his way back into first-team contention.

Since joining the Magpies in 2013, Gouffran has scored 12 goals and registered eight assists for the North Eastern club.

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