By Russell Edge

9th Apr, 2018 | 2:08pm

Confirmed: Deal torn up as Newcastle midfielder tipped for summer exit

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has tipped Newcastle United midfielder Dan Barlaser to make a successful loan exit from the Magpies in summer after seeing his loan deal torn up mid-season.

The League Two side confirmed via their official website that the 21-year-old had returned back to the north east side after failing to impress during his temporary spell, having initially joined until the end of the season over the winter window.

Speaking of the youngster, who managed to make just four appearances, Artell said: “I spoke to Dan and to Newcastle and explained that those ahead of him in the team didn’t deserve to not be playing.

“When I spoke to Newcastle about the situation, they thought it was better for him to return there and play Under-23 football for them.

“Daniel is a very good professional and a good footballer. I’m sure he will probably go out on loan and do very for someone next season.”

Barlaser, a Turkey under-17 international, has made three appearances for Newcastle’s senior side, including in the League Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest this season.

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The point of a loan spell is for those outside the first team to get the experience they would miss out on at their parent club, and for a young player like Barlaser, to take their development to the next level by playing competitive football on a regular basis. However that just has not been the case for the Newcastle man, and there must now be doubts over his ability and potential if he cannot break into a League Two team. Considering he is around the same age as the likes of Mikel Merino and Kenedy, both established senior stars for the Magpie, it is make or break time for Barlaser. 

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