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Newcastle To Have Clear Out Of Players This Summer?

10:15 am, Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

Newcastle have a number of younger players out on loan at the moment, players who are in their early twenties, and while they are all playing well at their loan clubs, we wonder if they will be good enough to get contract extensions at Newcastle.

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Shane Ferguson – on loan at Birmingham

Sammy Ameobi (20) is at Middlesbrough, Conor Newton (21) and Paul Dummett (21) are at St. Mirren, Shane Ferguson (21) is at Birmingham, Mehdi Abeid (20) is at St. Johnstone and Brad Inman (21) is at Crewe Alexandra.

With the introduction of the five Frenchmen in January, and when you consider the standard of the three latest youngsters Newcastle have brought into the club – Gael Bigirimana, Massadio Haidara and 17 year-old Kevin Mbabu, the standards of all players at Newcastle is improving - including the standards of the younger players.

Of the six players listed above, we would now be surprised if Newcastle kept more than Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson – and even then those two players  will need to do well while out on loan.

And we also think that James Tavernier (21) will have to work hard to stay at the club, although he earned a three year deal only last summer.

Most of these players are not really young any more, when you consider Gael is 19 and Massadio is 20, and they have both looked very good when playing in the first team this season..

Newcastle have already terminated the contracts of Xisco and Nile Ranger in January, and Steve Harper will leave the club in the summer when his contract expires.

And Newcastle are expected to bring in four or five top youngsters in their late teens or early twenties this summer, and we are already being linked with some of those players.

Danny Simpson will be leaving when his contract runs out in June, and Newcastle may also look to sell Dan Gosling before his contract runs out next year, and there are rumors that Gabby Obertan wants to return to France to get first team football..

And Newcastle may even listen to offers for some of their younger players in the summer, who still have time left on their current contracts at the club.

It does like there could be big changes in the squad before September rolls around.

What do you think?

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Tags: Brad Inman · Conor Newton · James Tavernier · Kevin Mbabu · Massadio Haidara · Mehdi Abeid · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Sammy Ameobi · Shane Ferguson





21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JAMSHA // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Shola to get New Deal…. Joke Of the Day

  • 2 Shot Bru // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Inman for me is the best player out of that lot….he has looked pretty good most of the times i have seen him…saying that, at 21 he will have to get his skates on and make a break for the 1st team.

  • 3 dmac // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Shola wont get more money – if it means he is a positive influence in changing room for longer then so be it.

  • 4 roshan MAGPIE // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    jamsha do you have ps3

  • 5 Shot Bru // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    For what it’sworth i don’t think Vuckic is going to live up to his early potential either…unfortunately due to injuries i think he is going to turn out to be another Kadar.

  • 6 Black and White with an army lol // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    the toon need to clear out the dead wood and shola should be at the top, he’s never impressed me even at the time he was linked up with Shearer, gosling, obertan, Williams needs to go too.

    keep the young players for now and have them on loan for a few years at least Mike will receive income from loans deals.

  • 7 NUFC_LEAZES END // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    I would give shola a new deal, he can still be useful on and off the pitch

  • 8 JAMSHA // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    roshan MAGPIE

    Na Man Got PS2 :-( …. Il wait For PS4 now… Hope to See big changes in Fifa 14…

  • 9 Black and White with an army lol // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    we only need three players for next season and that’s a CB, Winger and Striker, if we sell tiote bring in another sissoko type player or bring in Marco Verratti from PSG

  • 10 JAMSHA // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Shola As Club Mascot

  • 11 Black and White with an army lol // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    next season in’s and out’s

    out
    shola
    obertan
    williams
    gosling
    collo

    in
    PEA or ( messi lol )
    verratti or etienne
    Okore or zouma

  • 12 Byker Boy // Mar 23, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    I concur with your analysis Ed. A spot on summary.

  • 13 reccerobbo // Mar 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    So all the lads out on have been put in the shop window??

  • 14 numba9 // Mar 23, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Rather give Harper a deal than shola he is prob more influence off the pitch than him I can imagine Steve being very vocal and positive in dressing room. oba to leave don’t think vukic will make it nor Sammy I think Abeid could do tho

  • 15 arctoa // Mar 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    I imagine Harper will be offered some sort of non-playing role in the summer.

  • 16 croftus5678 // Mar 23, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    o.k. sentiment aside (looking at this as whats best for the team more than being loyal)
    out ;
    gosling
    simpson
    shola (imo)
    harper
    ober (although he’s played great for us in europe)
    williams
    vukic (depending on weather he will take a 1st team spot or is still classes as a youngster)
    tavernier (sorry about this lad but we went from very short cover here to having a major upgrade and raylor is tons better than him imo)

    thats 8 players out and we would have to see what we sign as a winger and striker imo would be great and ofc if collo goes we need a straight replacement so that would not effect anything.

    hard to judge the younger/senior lads though as if senior lvl classed they should be good enough for the 1st team !
    newton/dummet/fergie/innman for example need to be assesed this next year as i think there will e space to keep them on if we get rid of those above and replace with some 1st teamers.

  • 17 Owldman // Mar 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    You cant hang on to young players if they aren’t going to make the grade Man U get rid as soon as its clear they haven’t got it no place for sentiment.Thats the harsh reality of life as a footballer.

  • 18 karasu // Mar 23, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Still think Abeid can make the grade.

  • 19 pethmag // Mar 23, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    We definately need to move sum players on .
    Obertan
    Shola
    Gosling
    Simpson
    Williams

    As for some of the younger players they really need to get there acts together otherwise they will be getting shown the door

  • 20 south coast toon // Mar 24, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    think shola deserves to stay, hes been here long time and dosent mind being on the bench and scores some important goals he aint on great wages, but we need to ship out them that aint good enough, and are any of our youngsters as good as bigi,harida i think no were near so for me
    vulvic
    oberton
    gosling
    tavener
    moyo
    abied
    most of them barr sammy and ferguson 1 more season for them but we wont have eufa cup next season so dont hang on to too many that just arent close
    cb in
    striker in
    goal scoring winger a youg ronaldo
    bring in real quality youngsters from germany holland and france
    i know alot of you like our kids but they aint took there chances this season, just look at some of the cup games
    but most importantly can we please get a ref who lives close to the ground and can train with the team and likes gambling as it appears the ref could be getting you alot more points than the players for a brown envolope lol…

  • 21 sphinxhunter // Mar 24, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    This season was stuffed because we didn’t have the quality in depth we thought we had in the youngsters. Youngsters are inconsistent and need games to develop, but you can’t give them that and compete regularly for European places. It seems most of the youngsters, having failed to impressed when called upon were sent out on loan to be tested in more conducive environments and still been found wanting, at least from NUFC’s perspective (most were adequate at their loan clubs, even good at times, but in a much lower quality environment than the EPL).
    Do NUFC run the risk of getting rid of them and reducing the size of the squad (less of an issue without European games next year) or have these youngsters already proven that they aren’t going to be good enough anyway. It’s probably a mute point whether NUFC get more youngsters in first, or move on those they have first, as either way, they have got to get a lot more into the club NOW and develop them while the pressure is not as intense. If they wait until they get back into Europe, they will be repeating the same mistake as this campaign. On top of clearing out Simpson, Gosling, Oberton, Williams and saying goodbye to Colloccini, it would seem we may get rid of Sammy Ameobi, Conor Newton, Paul Dummett, Shane Ferguson, Mehdi Abeid, Brad Inman and Vuckic. That leaves a very lean squad and makes for a damn lot of recruitment to undertake. So, where are all these quality youngsters…




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