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Newcastle To Announce Releases And Transfers Next Week

8:57 am, Saturday, May 26th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

It’s expected that Newcastle will announce the players they will retain in their squad next week.

Tamas Kadar – will leave Newcastle this summer

And the Magpies will have a bit of a clear-out and those not on the list will be leaving, and four players whose contracts will end on June 30th, seem certain to be released.

Those four players are Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands, Danny Guthrie and Tamas Kadar, and they were on five year, three year, five year and four year deals respectively.

Danny Guthrie has much as said he will leave via his Twitter account and thanked Newcastle fans for a wonderful four years, but Danny wants to find first team football elsewhere – and you cannot blame him for that.

We don’t know what happened to Tamas Kadar who was a really promising player two years ago, but just hasn’t come through , for whatever reason.

We already know that up to twelve development players being released with some, like goalkeeper Ole Soderberg already finding new clubs – and  other youngsters leaving include Jeff Henderson, Ryan Donaldson, Phil Airey and Samuel Adjei.

Newcastle may also put players on the transfer list, and two of those could be Danny Simpson and goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Fraser is almost a Celtic player it seems, as he is in talks with the Glasgow club about a permanent deal, so we have to assume a fee of around £2M has been agreed between the clubs.

There’s been a long running saga with Simpson, and he wouldn’t be the first one to be put up for sale with Newcastle losing patience with him.

In late 2010 local lad Steven Taylor was put on the transfer list, but that worked out well, because newly arrived Alan Pardew persuaded Steven to sing along the dotted line.

Steven was in the best form of his career in the first part of the season, and we hope to see the Greenwich-born lad come back strongly next season after his Achilles injury.

And Newcastle will probably try to unload young striker Nile Ranger, although his wages are high and that could be a problem.

That is  definitely a problem with Spanish U21 player Xisco, who Newcastle will also try – for the last time – to move him out before his contract ends next year.

With so many Development players leaving we are expecting an influx of younger player into Newcastle over the summer, and we are hoping some of them are good enough to go straight into the Newcastle first team squad.

That’s what happened with then 18 year-old Mehdi Abeid last year, when he was impressive immediately in training and made the American tour in July.

It will be interesting reading when Newcastle release the information next week – but the task is to significantly improve the Newcastle squads at all levels in the summer.

Sounds good to us.

By the way did you hear the rumor that Newcastle are in for Lionel Messi? :D

Comments welcome.



Tags: Alan Smith · Contracts · Danny Guthrie · Danny Simpson · Fraser Forster · Jeff Henderson · Newcastle News · Peter Lovenkrands · Ryan Donaldson · Samuel Adjei · Tamas Kadar · Transfer News and Rumours · Xisco





23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // May 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Paying out all that money each week to Xisco is a bit harsh on Ashley.

  • 2 WWYCD // May 26, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    JfA
    Can’t say I agree with that one.

    On topic including reserve players leaving, 1 high earner, 2 average earners and a probabaly low earner the wage bill should be freed significantly…wonder what other excuse will be made for why we don’t sign certain players ;)

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // May 26, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    I cant be bothered to go through all the stats,but how many games did Guthrie start last season must be a canny few and with the EL in the mix I would imagine we’d be seeing quite a lot of him next year if he could keep himself fit.No, I think its about the money so unless we really were offering peanuts I can’t see him bettering himself elsewhere.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // May 26, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    WWJCD,
    Out of all the dastardly things I’ve wished on Mashley surely paying out week after week for the superstar Xisco is punishment gone on too long.

  • 5 TakingThePapiss // May 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    I can predict a large influx of French youngsters coming to Toon… I really think we should raid the likes of Real Vallecano because their financial issues mean that most of their first team are on a free.

  • 6 TakingThePapiss // May 26, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    I’m really surprised no PL teams have come in for Fraser, 2m seems a bit low.

  • 7 bambams // May 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Wonder what the crack is with Debauchy…… One of the threads on newsnownewcastle have us looking at another full back and they believe this is because Debauchy is off to Manure.

    I was genuinely quite optimistic he was in the bag what with the tweet from and friendship with Cabaye.

    Anyone heard anything? I appreciate the press will print anything but thought this one might have been over the line.

  • 8 WWYCD // May 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    JfA
    Haha but not for me mate I reckon its quite fair ;)

  • 9 bambams // May 26, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Taking the Papiss…

    I might be wrong but i am sure we turned down 2mill from Celtic in Jan…..so it might be more than that now.

    Time will tell if he is going to be good, i have a couple of Celtic mates and they both say he is very good at most things but struggles to get down quickly or if shots are close to his body he has problems.

  • 10 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // May 26, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    This announcement wil about players who are leaving! And not prospective signings!

    @7: It would not surprise me in the slightest if Debauchy ends up going to either Manure or the Gooners!

    I am hoping they can get one or two players who are,nt involved in the ACON tournement from Jan to March every year! Guthrie will be gone deffo! i think to Villa! Simpson i don,t know! Forster will make his expected permanent move north of the Border! With Smith gone and Lovenkrands too!
    The only question mark as far i can see is not the “” Forsyth Saga”! but “The Xisco Saga”!

  • 11 GoalsBringSmiles // May 26, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    What happened to the amazing youth system MA allegedly ‘invested’ in as part of his 5 year plan? I’m yet to see any homegrown talent come anywhere near the first team. Are we modelling our club on Arsenal or Villa?

  • 12 bills-son // May 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Being forced to eat a whole Ashley Humble Pie without custard is too good for JFA.

  • 13 mikenotiades // May 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    @goalsbringsm… Btw Krul & Taylor came through the youth system under Ashley, we had no youth coming into the first team previously… Ferguson, Vuckic & Abeid aren’t far off either, that’s more than that horrible Birmingham club have got.. Also Tavernier, Streete behind them, with that new skinny Slovakian too, up front Campbell who is small but rapid and very talented, great attitude too! Campbell is the jewel for me, future star… Ginger though :/ lol He’s quality, believe me.
    The younguns just won silverware in Hong Kong last week too, Beating Villa in the final lol… We are building… Slowly… but effectively :D

  • 14 cupiddstunt // May 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    WWYCD @ # 8

    It’s so sad that some people can’t see past their own bigotry to see what is good and bad for the club they are suppose to support.

    If MA as in NUFC did not have to keep paying out for players that have been absolutely no use to NUFC i.e. Xisco then we could possibly have had better influx in player personnel.

    Smith it appears has been earning his corn in ways that we have been unable to see, because for the club to be considering keeping him on in a back room capacity means he has not been seen as just a financial drain.

    Sorry if I offend but to be happy and think it is quite fair that our club and its owner is still paying out 50+ grand a week for nothing has to be one of the most childish, short sighted, narrow minded bigoted views I have read on this blog.

    Remember it’s the club that is paying Xisco’s wage and to be happy the club is wasting money you have to be truly thick.

  • 15 GoalsBringSmiles // May 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Mike

    Krul wasn’t signed under Ashley and furthermore wasn’t home grown, we signed him as a 17 year old. Taylor similarly broke into the first team under Bobby Robson and along with Shola is the only homegrown player to break into the first team for over a decade. MA and his so called plan can take no credit for that. As for the other players I’ll believe it when I see it and I sincerely hope these lads come through.

  • 16 Rotonda heights // May 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    GBS

    You truly are one miserable individual. You seem to find fault in absolutely everything. Ashley got things wrong with Wise, he’s getting it right with Carr. Lighten up man will yer.

  • 17 cupiddstunt // May 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Catching up on today’s threads so a little off topic.

    WWYCD please tell me why you find it perfectly acceptable that NUFC keeps paying out money in the form of over-inflated wages to players not playing for the toon.

    If it’s your dislike for MA it has manifested in one of the most narrow minded, blinkered, bigoted viewpoints I have read on here, truly sad that someone can wish ill and financial distress on the club they are suppose to support just because they are not fond of the club owner.

  • 18 cupiddstunt // May 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    sorry ignore the above post # 17 wrong thread

  • 19 GoalsBringSmiles // May 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Good to see you’re as offensive and combatitive as ever Cupid, I agree that Smith has give marginally more than Xisco but he has still been a drain on our club and this is owing to MA’s poor judgement in permitting his signing. It seems to me you will go to any length to defend our owner including petty insults to fellow fans-that my friend is puerile and bigoted.

  • 20 GoalsBringSmiles // May 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Rotonda

    key words ‘seem to’. You are one assumptive individual and clearly judgemental if you’re able to pigeonhole me coz of a few comnentd on an internet blog. Miserable because I point out the truth and burst the bubble if fantasy that now exists among our fans?

  • 21 TakingThePapiss // May 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Sign Adam Johnson please!!! Him down the left and Benny down the right would be just amazing! And he’s a Toon fan too.

  • 22 Rotonda heights // May 26, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    No you’re just miserable full stop

  • 23 GoalsBringSmiles // May 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    like you would know :-)




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