Newcastle should pounce with Ruben Loftus-Cheek's future uncertain

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez (R) gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James'...

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has shone at Crystal Palace but faces an uncertain future at Chelsea. Should Newcastle United look at him this summer?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Crystal Palace is challenged by Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium on...

Newcastle United may want to take note as Ruben Loftus-Cheek has provided an update on his future ahead of an uncertain summer.

The Chelsea midfielder, currently on loan at Crystal Palace, has been quoted as saying he has not yet made a decision on his future and is likely to do so in time for next season.

It is not often homegrown talent gets much of a look-in at Stamford Bridge, so as Loftus-Cheek's loan at Palace comes to an end, could this be a great opportunity for Newcastle to snap him up?

Tom Cleverley of Watford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on December 12, 2017 in London,...

While being far from the finished product, the 22-year-old has shown flashes of brilliance at Selhurst Park this season, winning his first England caps and not looking at all out of place on the international stage.

Rafael Benitez has not exactly settled on a first-choice central midfield pairing this season, so there seems room at St James' Park for the addition of this highly-rated young talent.

While we are dealing with very different clubs and very different times, Benitez has shown in the past that he can launch the careers of talented young English players, having been key in the development of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher during his time in charge of Liverpool.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on April 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

At Newcastle, the Spanish tactician has also helped the likes of Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey raise their games, while another Chelsea youngster, Kenedy, has come on leaps and bounds in a short space of time on loan there this term.

Loftus-Cheek has plenty to offer under the right manager and, if he plays regularly, Newcastle should ensure they snap up potentially the bargain of the summer in the coming months.

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