Some Younger Players Could Leave Newcastle In Summer

We had an article out yesterday in which we suggested that Newcastle could lose at least eight players this summer, and maybe five more on top of that – so it looks like this summer’s transfer window will be very busy for Newcastle.

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James Tavernier – playing well at Rotherham

In that article we talked about 21 year-old Mehdi Abeid, who is on a season long loan deal to Panathinaikos in Greece, and seemingly doing very well.

But we also have other younger players out on loan and some of those could leave in the summer, so for completeness we will consider what chances out younger players have of staying at Newcastle this summer.

  • Conor Newton – 22 years old – on loan at St. Mirren – and contract runs out in the summer – likely to be let go this summer and will probably join the Scottish Premier club permanently
  • Adam Campbell – 19 years old – also on loan at St. Mirren – this lad has huge potential and is going nowhere in the summer
  • Shane Ferguson – 22 years old – on loan at Birmingham again – has played 20 times this season – contract runs out in the summer of 2016 – still has time to come through
  • Haris Vuckic – 21 years old – on loan at Rotherham – played 12 times with one goal – has yet to fulfill his huge earlier promise – spell in lower leagues should toughen him up – as he never much liked the physical side of the game in England. Has contract runs through the  summer of 2016
  • James Tavernier – 22 years old – on loan at Rotherham with Haris – played 14 games with two goals – good reports of him playing very well this season – contract runs out in June next year – could shine in pre-season
  • Curtis Good – 19 years old – on loan at Dundee United and playing well – has contract through the summer of 2018 – this lad is going nowhere, but needs first team games regularly – maybe on loan for a year or two – to progress
  • Michael Richardson – 21 years old – the local lad was on loan earlier in season at Accrington Stanley, and played 21 times – may not get contract extension this summer

We could lose two local lads – Conor Newton and Michael Richardson in the summer, but Newcastle will probably  keep the others and hope they come on in pre-season or again out on loan next season.

What do you think – what would you do with the above players?

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9 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Feb 25, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Think Good could turn into a decent first team squad player…. Can’t see campbell making it
    Heard Newton is pretty solid, might go on to be a good championship player…
    Seen Vuckic do some unreal stuff in reserve games, and I think he’ll make it as a footballer, just not in england

  • Slank

    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2


    Lil @ 22

    I personally doubt whether we would get more than £5M for Ben Arfa even though he is 27 and in theory in the prime of his footballing career.

    Any club going for him will be aware of his reputation, which he appears to have left behind him in France, and will be taking a punt as he hasn’t been first choice for us for some time.

    I would like him to stay as he offers something very special, albeit not in every game and can be very frustrating to the fans, the manager and his team mates.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m personally fine with HBA going. I just don’t see him as a top player, nowt more than back up, and unlikely to get a contract offer from the club that he/his agent would feel represents what he is worth. Rather get rid then keep him.

    On this, Ferg will go nowhere, mainly cause no one will want him. Can’t get a game at Brum.
    Tav is doing well at Rotherham, think that is his level.
    Vuckic is struggling to make the first 11 at Rotherham, time could well be up for him now.
    Richardson, released, never progressed.
    Campbell, not having it all his own way up in Scotland, been played on the left wing a few times, and has slipped to the bench. Personally, if he isn’t going to play more there I’d bring him back and given him some game time here just to see how far off he is.
    Newton, I expect will end up at St Mirren on a full time contract this summer.
    Curtis Good has done okay on loan, really depends on whether Taylor or Colo leaves for him next year.

    Good and Campbell have another year or two on their side to develop out of this list, the others I think time is up here.

  • 70TWO

    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #4

    repost – Lilongwe Geordie @22

    “-just asking for trouble.”

    Does Ashley ask for anything other?

    Whilst I agree with projections, I am finding all this speculation about possible transfers in and out a bit disconcerting. Whilst hope is good, is it not too early to be generating optimism that will inevitably end in disappointment. Especially when the owner seems to have taken on the Chairmans role and continually reneges on spending NUFC money?

  • beermonkey

    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #5

    ben arfa will go
    last year of his contract and he don’t get on the pitch that often
    he will want to play matches as any footballer does
    cant see pardew giving him the games he wants.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #6

    The fact that Ben Arfa’s being looked at by some top champions league clubs and we play a box-to-box CM (Sissoko) above him says it all. Next year he’ll be at Inter, Valencia, or one of the big German teams and we’ll be watching him score wonder goals against Man City and the like. Cisse will be the same; they both just need a manager that shows faith in them. Look at the change in Jelavic since he’s gone to Hull & he looked worse than Cisse at Everton.

    Arfa’s toon record: Played 81, scored 14, assists 19 – and that’s with so many games off the bench (usually when we’re getting beat) and in a team that is often defending. Imagine what he could do unleashed in a Chelsea or Barca. Not to mention complete lack of faith Pardews shown at all times. To begin with he had to score quite a few to get Obertan out the team – that is an insult to the type of player that is the only reason I got into football. I didn’t start watching football to see people tracking back or holding the ball up magnificently.

  • croftus5678

    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    cambell and good have time as they dont need a squad number !

    fergie getting on now and he should be knocking on first team door but he’s not
    vukic i agree time is surely up for him now
    richardson again agree he’s never really progressed
    tav i would love to see him back for a season after reviews to see how much he has improved + could be good cover for debs and give good squad depth with him able to play cb also.
    “abied” one missed off the list and one that could prove the most valueable to us as a creative cm ! great reports and record in greece and wouldnt hurt to bring him back for a season to see how he does as cover (he should be playing as our amc atm with our issue’s)

  • geordieboy83

    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Morning lads I think we could find a decent balance between British and foreign in the summer

    British realistic
    Caulker 6 mil
    Ince free
    Ings. 4-5 million
    Zaha 10 mil

    Plus younguns
    Arma, sammi, dummet, vuckic, Newton maybe, streete etc

    Cabella 13mil
    Grenier 10mil
    Siem. 6 mil
    Luuk 8 mil
    Gomis free
    Abel Hernandez 6 mil

    Off set that by selling hatem, santon, gabby, marveux, shola, and it’s not to expensive considering pards has come out and said we have a tidy war chest for the summer. No excuses really

  • Sav

    Feb 25, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #9

    What about M’Biwa? His departure might divide fans’ opinions. Do we really have a place for him? At the moment, he is Debuchy’s back-up who can cover centre-back at a pinch. Is that really good enough for the title-winning ex-captain of Montpellier, and our most expensive recent signing? Right now, there’d be interest in taking him back to France. For the player, he might have expected to be on the fringe of the national side but is probably further away than when he arrived on Tyneside. Sell him now or persevere?


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