FACUNDO Ferreyra is seemingly no closer to making his debut – almost five months into his Newcastle United career.
The striker signed for Newcastle in early August on a season-long loan from Shakhtar Donetsk.
And United manager Alan Pardew is not certain when the 23-year-old will be ready to make his competitive senior debut.
Asked if Ferreyra was any closer to making his debut, Pardew said: “We will have to wait and see.”
Ayoze Perez, another of the club’s summer signings, has already made a significant impact at Newcastle.
The 21-year-old forward, signed as one for the future, has scored four goals.
Pardew said: “I think if you said at start of the year he would be in this position, I would have said that was unlikely.
“His physical improvement has been immense. He was already technically accomplished.
“His physical attributes and mentality in games have improved massively.”