Newcastle’s Clear-Out This Summer – Fringe Players To Leave


Newcastle’s wage bill is around 67% of the revenues for the last financial year, and there will be an attempt to reduce the wage bill by having a mini clear-out of players this summer – and that’s even more likely to happen after the five Frenchmen arrived in January.

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James Perch – will be sold this summer

The clear out will largely be with fringe players, and news today that 20 year-old Mehdi Abeid has been told he can leave the club.

And it’s a surprise to us that James Perch, who has just one year left on his four-year deal, will also be available, after James has played well these last couple of seasons, after a terrible first season at Newcastle.

But James is a solid player, and would be great for any Championship side looking to be promoted next season, and we have seen he can play anywhere along the back four and in defensive midfield too.

But with the versatile Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Moussa Sissoko having just been drafted in – they would be preferred to James Perch – and since James will become a free agent next summer, Newcastle will try to flog him this summer for a decent fee.

And Newcastle will probably make a profit on James,  who signed for around £1M three years ago from Nottingham Forest.

The 27-year-old is on holiday in the Nevada desert right now in Las Vegas, along with a number of other Newcastle players, and it seems that Leicester City are keen on him, after they have failed to gain promotion over the last couple of years – being eliminated each time in the play-offs.

It seems a fee of £1.5M is what Leicester would be willing to offer for the versatile player.

James has made 81 appearances for Newcastle with one goal, but he has also picked up 21 yellow cards – and it seems Newcastle want more than that £1.5M for a player who has been more than decent in the Premier League over the last two seasons.

Newcastle could also look to sell fringe players like Dan Gosling, Gabby Obertan, Mike Williamson and perhaps Romain Amalfitano this summer, and Steve Harper and Danny Simpson will leave at the end of the month when their contracts run out.

And yesterday Danny was being linked with Serie A club Torino in Italy.

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142 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Wayne’s away to Reading!!
    Another one we missed out thanks to . .

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Arch – yeah I’m devastated about that! He’d have done well at this club.

    Cant believe he rejected us!!!

    Pardew out!!!

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Fair enough, not the most awe inspiring collection of talent, although as previously said, disappointed Abeid won`t kick on for us and Simmo would have been good cover at fullback , whereas we seem well resourced in midfield, so James Perch, probably is no longer needed, and could be very valuable to another club.

    Bet he doesn`t wanna go though!

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  • Jonny

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Two things non related to NUFC.

    1. Never knew Fernandino went to City, what a signing that is. WIll be one of the best cm in the league next season 100%

    2. England U21s- Can anyone tell me why the likes of Jones, Welbeck, Chamberlain, Walker, Cleverly, Wilshere, Smalling etc. are not in the squad when the age limit is 23 or something. We could have such a good team and a right go at this tournament. Spain have the likes of Thiago, Munian, Isco, De Gea in their team, why cant we do it?

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  • geordiesteve520

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s alright fellas Carlton Cole is still out there – I don’t know why we don’t go out and sign Danny Simpson, I’ve heard good things about him 😉

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  • dbpjake

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Why sell Perch? We’re hardly going to get much money at all for him and he’s a really useful back up player with a good attitude

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  • Abu Qatada - I'm hooked on the football philosophies of Alan Pardew

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    A repost as I’m to slow at typing to keep up with the rest of the blog.

    Well the more you look at it there appears to be plenty blame to share around every one involved in the NUFC first team, last season didn’t start well pre season was about as well organised as one of Alan Pardews post game interviews. The lack of players through the entrance was a downer for everyone: players, fans and manage r- obviously not Lambias as he is clueless, the extra games and the injuries added to fatigue and players just didn’t really perform at all, all season. Pardew’s substitutions were woeful and his repetitive selection of players under performing, that hurt the fringe players so I don’t think they had the impact needed when they did get the last 5 mins of a game. Pardew was in all accounts in his first real season managing in Europe and was out of his depth trying to manage two competitions – IMO (and hindsight is wonderful) he would have been better targeting a domestic cup and using Europe as a pleasant distraction for players and fans, nothing more. But we survived and that in its self is a positive. Every one on this blog accepts our stock isn’t quite what it was last Summer but still expects us to be able to make the same signings! I think a touch of optimistic realism would be useful and also don’t forget a lot of players are still with national teams, we are never quick out of the block on transfers MA likes value for money and he’s been successful in that. Wait be patient enjoy the sunshine reflect on the fact we played awful but survived, look at QPR, Reading and Wigan we’ve been there and it could have been worse playing better football.

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  • Ginger

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Gutted about Abeid, thought he had a real future ahead of him.

    Still think he will end up being amazing for whatever team he ends up at instead of us.

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #9

    So Chelsea have opened advanced talks with cavani! Talk of a €50 fee.

    Where does that leave big Demba?

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    i may get pounded for this but i would rather keep perch and get rid of tiote >.< more flexability with less worry of getting sent off.

    midfield is definatly a position we can lose some though as i want to see bigi get some chances and also anita playing more !

    cabaye/bigi/sissoko/anita should imo be our main 2 cm's as we can not afford to have 1 person doing well at one job a cm should be able to do everything imo.

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Of course that was meant to say €50mil fee!

    Before all the smart @rses appear! 🙂

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    I have a cofession. I actually love the long ball, obviously when it`s delivered well ala Barton and targeted at a battering ram like Carroll.

    Actually, I think I could watch it all day long.

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    Croftus – I wouldn’t be against keeping perchy. Always steps up and does a job.

    However he may be used as a makeweight in a future deal with a championship player.

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  • dbpjake

    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #14

    Sorry Abu but I disagree that it’s a risk to play better football, Wigan and reading just didn’t have the players to do well. Nothing says they might have survived if they had played like stoke. You play to your strengths (which we don’t)

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  • Ginger

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #15

    TorqToon

    I think Torres may be sold to a club with more money then sense.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #16

    @Torq
    . . . Demba is in the back of a north bound megabus along with wor Andy . . . where else could he be?

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #17

    we (toon fans) always think our new recruits are the best thing ever (and thats a good thing and brings confidence) and abied imo is a chamionship lvl player which aint that bad in fairness to him.

    he’s just been lazy and not mobile imo ! if he had more drive in him instead of waiting for the ball to come to him all the time and only moving when he thinks he will get something out of it himself (create room for others) i think he could have been a prem player !

    the lads still young though and a chance in a 1st team for someone else is maybe what he needs to progress and learn that.

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  • dbpjake

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Croftus – I agree

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  • Carryingcoals

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #19

    Just a little something to keep you lot going while the news is slow, I’m getting pretty bored myself…

    Who saved Newcastle United’s Season?!

    http://www.carryingcoals.com/?p=569

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #20

    @13 torq

    not sure on perches wages or if he will like to step down a league tbh as i think he’s proven he can do the job in the prem (would fit perfectly in westham/reading/stoke ect) but if a part deal for ince or hughes was on the cards i would not be too sad about the matter lol.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #21

    croftus
    – I’ll take your word for it, you have to be 100%, or at least aspire to it, for the Prem.

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  • sparky55

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #22

    the qpr right back and the bell!

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  • sparky55

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #23

    that was for carryingcoals by the way!

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  • Abu Qatada - I'm hooked on the football philosophies of Alan Pardew

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #24

    Perch is an honest player who will give you a performance but the fact he looked so good last season just highlights how poor we we’re, he is versatile and has a battling spirit but he is never going to be a world beater. I don’t think Pardew would ever play him ahead Tiote and he is not as good as the rest of our CM, he is ok in defence but you’d like to think we should be aiming to improve on what Perch can offer in that dept, so it makes sense he goes as long as he is replaced with better. Still should get a great reception if he ever came back to play @ SJP because in a season of lows he gave everything he was capable of and you ask for more than that.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #25

    @24

    that is a very good point lol

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #26

    For me we should be removing Obertan, Williamson, Perch, Tiote, Ameobi.

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  • Abu Qatada - I'm hooked on the football philosophies of Alan Pardew

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #27

    dbpjake @ 14 I never said it was mistake to play good football, I was saying we could have played good football with a worse out come. To that end people just need to reflect things could be worse, it would be great to play good football and to be honest if Pardew doesn’t get into that next season he never will and he won’t last for too many games. But lets all just cheer up and lets see if the club end up giving us another window as good as January.

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  • sparky55

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #28

    jinky…can’t be easy talking with your tongue firmly placed in your cheek!

    it’d be like watching two old giffers playing tennis and lobbing the ball back and forth…can’t wait!

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  • sparky55

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #29

    Tommyy…it’s not just about who to get rid of..it’s gonna be more about who we replace.

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #30

    Jimmy – there’s a difference between long ball and hoof ball, think most fans enjoy watching a properly placed long ball, just hate it when the ball is hoofed and it’s obvious it’ll never reach a target.

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  • Phatoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #31

    I actually quite like Perch, he’s no world beater but is pretty realiable and versitle.

    He also scored against Man Utd. That was enough for new contract for me 😉

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  • dbpjake

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #32

    Abu – I agree we need cheer the hell up, look at this sun! Time for a kickabout with some beers!

    PARDEW OUT!!!!!!! 😉

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #33

    Sparky – no doubt, but they’re players who are just not up to standard. If they’re replaced by quicker, younger, and better players we’ll be a force if allowed to play football.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #34

    I don’t think the problem is Abeid leaving, but the fact that not many youngsters seem to make it at Neewcastle!

    …most seem to end up Championship players as best. Something has to be wrong at our setup.

    A few days ago someone on here told me that the setup at Crewe was much better and more professional. That should really not be the case!

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  • davis_toons

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #35

    Stylor can never get the move to Arsenal. Just take a look at them CB. Their height is always as tall as mountain.

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  • Abu Qatada - I'm hooked on the football philosophies of Alan Pardew

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #36

    dbpjake @ 32 – pmsl couldn’t have said it better.

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  • davis_toons

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #37

    Crewe was always the place to groom and bloom youth. Why?

    There is something not right with the setup.

    What we needed is an offensive coach..like KK or someone attacking minded.. Attack..Attack and Attack.

    What have we got for the under 18? ..a defensive coach himself. Manager? A defender himself as well. That tells us something.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #38

    Sell some of the fringe players and replace them with young, hungry and potentially much better players? What kind of madness is this?!

    Ashley and Pardew are trying to ruin this club! If we don’t have rubbish players at this club then nufcblog posters will probably die from withdrawal symptoms with no players to slag off!

    No Ameobi, Perch or Willo??? Nooooooo!!!

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  • sparky55

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #39

    big ‘IF’ Tommy…I live in hope!!!

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  • terencelim

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #40

    @ToonDarnSarf, you reminded me of Ibiza a year ago when transfer window started, and he looked pretty silly and fooled and last season ended.

    I’d expect (but not hope) the same thing happens to you when next season ends.

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