Reliable journalist: Newcastle defender set for exit with Midlands club interested
By Dominic Toner
Jamie Sterry is set to leave Newcastle on loan, according to a report.
The Chronicle’s chief sports writer Lee Ryder has revealed on his personal Twitter account that the defender will be sent out on loan with League One side Coventry interested in signing him.
The transfer window shuts on Wednesday night so the terms of the deal will have to be completed quickly if the 20-year-old is to leave Newcastle this summer.
Understand that Jamie Sterry set for loan deal. Coventry City interested #NUFC
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 30, 2016
The youngster signed a new four-year contract last week which keeps him at St. James’ Park until 2020.
The highly-rated right-back made his first start for the club in the clash against Cheltenham in the EFL Cup last week, helping to ensure a clean sheet in the 2-0 victory.
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His first appearance for the club came on the final day of last season, after the youngster replaced Moussa Sissoko in the 84th-minute during the 5-1 win against Tottenham.
The Magpies saw the departure of Netherlands international right-back Daryl Janmaat to Watford in a £7.5million deal last week, but Rafa Benitez was quick to replace him bringing in DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham for £5million.
Spaniard Jesus Gamez is another defensive recruit made by Rafael Benitez this summer so playtime for Sterry appears to be limited.
Coventry will be keen to add the youngster to a team that have failed to pick up a league win in their first five matches this season.
In other Newcastle transfer news, they have turned to Greece to secure a last-minute midfielder deal.