With up to 12 players leaving this summer from the Development squad, we should expect a lot of younger players to be drafted into Newcastle this summer.
Valentin Gjokaj - on Tyneside for a trial
That will be in addition to the four or five top players who will also be brought in over the summer months, in an attempt to further increase and improve the Newcastle squad for next season.
One player who is arriving on Tyneside for a trial is 20 year-old French defender Christophe Lowinsky and we reported that news a day or two ago.
Another player who has arrived on Tyneside for a trial is Lucerne’s 18-year-old defender Valentin Gjokaj, and we expect Newcastle to bring in top youngsters to replace the twelve youngsters who are leaving the club in the summer.
Gjokaj has traveled to Newcastle this week, and the center-back has played mainly for the Swiss club’s Reserve side this season, and here is his twitter account if you’d like to welcome him to Newcastle.
It’s hard to find out much information about this lad, who turns 19 in August, so if readers know about him, please tell us about him in the comments.
And we expect the very first news of the transfer window, probably next week, to be the announcement by Newcastle of signing 22-year-old Frenchman Romain Amalfitano, and the Reims attacking midfielder will be given a three year deal.
Australian Curtis Good from Melbourne Heart, has returned to Australia after his trial, and the defender was not given a deal by Newcastle.
There’s no doubt these lads will need to be very good to get deals at Newcastle these days, because the standards and expectations have been raised significantly by Newcastle at all playing levels this season.