Joe Kinnear’s new job is basically recruitment at all levels of the club, and one reason Mike Ashley seems to have brought Joe in – is to have another voice on which players to sign – again at all levels of the club – but our recruitment has been good at the first team level but a failure at the lower levels.
Ryan Taylor and Joe Kinnear in January 2009 after Ryan signed on
Mehdi Abeid and Romain Amalfitano will leave the club this summer, and Dan Gosling will either be sold or sent out on loan, with Dan just not making an impact in the first team,since he was signed three years ago as a free agent.
And James Tavernier was never used much this year at all, and was one of the few that were not sent out on loan, and his status at Newcastle must be questionable, although he still has two years left on his contract.
Mike Williamson was used sparingly this year – and Mike could be sold – with Cardiff City and his former boss at Watford, Malky Mackay, said to be interested in taking Mike,
James Perch is another that Joe Kinnear may think is not up to it at Newcastle, and since James has one year left on his contract, he may be sold this summer too.
And Gabby Obertan has had two years to show what he can do, and he was not used much last season at all, and he’s a frustrating player because he can play very well in one game, and then the next game he doesn’t show at all.
Shola Ameobi is thinking about moving this summer too, because he will not get many first team games next season, and Shola has only one year left on his contract at Newcastle – so the local lad may be sold.
Steve Harper and Danny Simpson are leaving at the end of the month when their contracts runs out, so there’s ten players who could be out of the club some September – and a lot of it has to do with what Joe Kinnear thinks, once he’s looked through the current squad of players at Newcastle.
If they all leave then new players will need to be recruited this summer to replace them – but it will be quality rather than quantity Newcastle will be looking for.
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