NEWCASTLE are still looking to send Australian wonderkid Grang Kuol out on loan in January.
The winger, 18, became the youngest player since Pele in 1958 to appear in the knockout stages of the World Cup when the Socceroos were beaten 2-1 by Argentina.
Kuol almost forced extra time but was denied a memorable injury-time equaliser by a stunning save from Aston Villa keeper Emi Martinez.
Toon bought Kuol for around £600,000 in the summer but allowed him to stay at Central Coast Mariners until January.
He will return to Mariners today and is set to feature in the A-League before January.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe always intended to loan out the highly-rated teen, who has attracted interest from a host of Championship clubs.
But because of his lack of senior appearances, strict work permit restrictions may mean they are forced to loan him to a foreign side until the end of the season.
The Magpies have been very impressive this season and battling at the top of the Premier League.
After playing 15 games this season, Newcastle are sitting pretty in third place having won eight games as well as having the joint-best defence in the league.
Howe brought in four first team players in the summer including, Nick Pope, Sven Botman, Matt Targett and Alexander Isak.
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius was also signed on a free transfer to provide cover for Pope.
The Magpies with the financial backing from their new Saudi owners look set to be able to compete with the biggest clubs in England.
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