Dutch side Feyenoord will need to ‘dig deep’ to sign Yankuba Minteh on a permanent basis from Newcastle United this summer, with the youngster only set to get better.

That’s according to FC Update, who cover comments from journalist Martijn Krabbendam today on the winger and the possibility of a permanent switch in the summer.

Minteh joined Newcastle in an €8m deal from Odense in the summer but was immediately loaned out to Feyenoord for the season to establish himself in Europe and get regular playing time to help his development.

He’s been getting that in the Netherlands, with 25 appearances under his belt to date and a solid record of six goals and three assists in those games too.

He’s been earning fans in the Netherlands with his performances and they’re very much open to the idea of a permanent move if it is on the table.

FC Update, though, report that the Dutch champions ‘would have to dig deep’ if they were to get the Magpies starlet, though, with Krabbendam backing him to become a top player and Newcastle smart for getting him when they did.

“I think he will be a very good player,” he said on the Feyenoord podcast for Voetbal International.

“That boy has been playing professional football for about two years now. They picked him from a field in Gambia. If you see what he is already showing, with his speed… That can only get much better, right?

“Newcastle are not stupid for buying him. Quite a lot of money, but that boy has potential. If you are that fast…”