Seven Players To Leave Newcastle – Five More Could Leave

As the summer draws near, it’s becoming a little bit clearer which players will definitely leave Newcastle and which players may still leave – depending on circumstances, and mainly on how well they play in the last few games of the season.

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Coloccini – not clear if he will be leaving Newcastle this summer

With the news in the Journal today that Steven Taylor will be let go this summer, after ten years in the first team, and always assuming that’s true, here are the seven players who will definitely leave the club in the summer.

  1. Loic Remy – Loic will leave when his loan spell finishes and he’s had a great season on Tyneside, and he’s just a fantastic player and  a first class professional. He’s handled himself extremely well on Tyneside, and it’s just a pity Newcastle were not a little bit (maybe a lot) more ambitious, and we would have had a chance of keeping him.
  2. Shola Ameobi the 32 year-old veteran will leave his home town club after playing 14 years in the Newcastle first team, having made his debut for the side back in September of 2000, under the great former manager Bobby Robson. Will probably find another club in the summer.
  3. Dan Gosling – the 24 year-old was signed as a free agent from Everton four years ago, but has never really made it on Tyneside, and it’s best that he move to some other club for his own future career,  and a number of top Championship sides could be after the free agent in the summer.
  4. Jonas Gutierrez – the Argentine’s time is up at Newcastle after six years on Tyneside, and he is currently on loan at Norwich, although he has played precious few games for the Canaries, having been injured for most of the time. In fact he’s played only two games in East Anglia and will be made available for £3M this summer.
  5. Gabby Obertan – has hardly even been seen this season, and very rarely makes even the bench, and in his third season on Tyneside, he has just not made the grade, and he will be sold in the summer, and will probably return to France.
  6. Steven Taylor – has become the fourth choice center-back this season, and will be allowed to leave in the summer, and a number of both Premier League clubs and top Championship clubs will be interested in the 28 year-old, who made his debut almost exactly 10 years ago for the great Sir Bobby Robson.
  7. Conor Newton – there was news late last week that Newcastle will not offer the 22 year-old local lad a new deal this summer, so he will seek pastures anew, but it may not be at St Mirren, where Conor has played very well on loan for the last two seasons. Conor will have a good career as a footballer, but not at his local club.

And in addition to those seven, there are some other players who may leave, depending on how well they perform through the end of the season.

Here are those players who could leave in the summer.

  1. Luuk de Jong – had a poor game on Saturday, and with only eight games left in the season, time is running out for the Dutch International to show he should get a permanent deal on Tyneside – it’s likely he will not be retained in the summer.
  2. Fabricio Coloccini – we are all still in the dark about whether the Argentine International  and Newcastle captain will want to return to Buenos Aries this summer to be with his family – but we really hope that Fabricio will stay and see out the last two years of his contract on Tyneside – he’s an important player for the club.
  3. Papiss Cisse – playing for his Newcastle future, but had a good game on Saturday and went close with a number of decent efforts, and of course scored the winner with a great header almost at the death. We hope the number 9 stays at the club – the 28 year-old can still score goals.
  4. Hatem Ben Arfa – another player playing for his Newcastle career, and the Frenchman will have only one year left on his contract come July, and Newcastle will need to decide whether they sell him this summer or offer him a new deal. There are not many match-winners like Ben Arfa – we hope he gets offered a new deal on Tyneside – he can still do the job for Newcastle as he proved on Saturday.
  5. Sylvain Marveaux – playing for his future, but this former French U21 International is a talented footballer, and has played some good games for Newcastle, although not too many this season – we hope he stays on Tyneside and it’s up to the manager to use him and get the best out of him.
  6. Davide Santon – with local lad Paul Dummett coming through well and taking over the first team left back spot since the Tottenham game, Newcastle may decide they have enough cover at left back with Massadio Haidara and Yanga-Mbiwa, and could therefore cash in on the Italian International , a number of top Italian clubs are interested in taking Davide back home this summer.

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20 comments so far

  • mag

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s not enough!

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #2


    Ha! Fair point and for once that is a fact. FACT!

    But there will still be some fans who reckon Dummett would have been the next England left back if he had wanted to… 😉

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #3


    Only a fool or a mackem wants to see loads of our players leave…which one are you?

  • mag

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #4

    @3 judging by your rabid desire to keep most of the dross I’m of the opinion your loyalties lie elsewhere.

  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #5

    TDS I’m erring more on the side of the latter in regards to ‘mag’.

    Apparently anybody who rates Coloccini is an ‘overly optimistic, deluded fool’.

    Mag, please give your reasons for such an opinion?…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #6

    I don’t post fiction.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #7

    jail -afternoon -re Obertan -I hope he is not the type to refuse a transfer in order to get his wages from the Toon when he knows he’s no going to be selected to play. Primacy in getting the cash as opposed to playing would tell a story of a persons real ambitions. Oooops nearly forgot the now obligatory ——-FACT.

  • mag

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Try watching him play that may give you a clue.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Wonder who will take Obertan if they have to pay for him?

  • Ciaran

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #10


    Once more giving a dig to me as being ‘overly negative’ – when in reality, my assessment is not much different from your own.

    If I were to create another class between ‘Very Good’ and ‘Average’ and label that category as ‘Good’ then our evaluations are pretty similar.

    I think you’ll find that I labelled players like Tiote, Anita, Krul and Sissoko as knocking on the door of ‘Very Good’ so you could easily put them in the ‘Good’ category.

    Once more I agree that players like M’biwa, Dummett and Sammy need to prove themselves – I am not going to count LDJ until he signs on the dotted line permanently.

    The rest of our squad, including Santon HBA and Cisse are average players in the world of top flight football – in relative terms to other players who play at this standard.

    Underneath this are a class of player we could easily do without, and should sell – Obertan, Shola, Saylor and Gosling.

    Their presence in our squad is preventing us from kicking on and signing better replacements. You are only as strong as your weakest link, and our weakest links ensure that mid-table is the best we can aspire to be.

    That is not a negative assessment, it is a fair and honest assessment from my perspective. How about you deal with the opinion put in front of you and leave personal judgements of the person giving it aside.

  • mag

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Posters need to be more succinct with their opinions.

  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Mag, any chance of a better answer, perhaps one which proves you watch him at all?

    I watched him make the best pass of the game on Saturday, a diagonal side footed pass from after the half way line to a striker on the edge of the box. I also saw him grab initiative by realising the lack of wingers was causing the lack of creativity and he even made himself available on the left wing.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #13


    dummett and England lol I like him happy he is getting time and he has gotten better but I aint seen anything to make me think he is the next Ashley cole

    to many new faces in the starting 11 could spell disaster just look down the road when they changed so many players in one go,
    1 or 2 and a couple on the bench and feed them into the team slowly would be ok

    there will be a lot more leaving than come in

  • Ciaran

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #14

    ToonDarnSarf // Mar 24, 2014 at 1:03 PM


    Sad…I’m not expecting everyone to agree with me but I would have thought most people would at least be close


    On second thoughts, if you are going to coming out with sheer arrogance like that you’re best off not commenting to me. We have a fragile truce and I have said to myself that I will refrain from commenting to you because you’re an uppity A-hole so I will heed my own advice.

  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Ciaran for once I agree with 75% of your post, but am still a bit surprised you don’t see the talent HBA, Santon, Cisse and Gouffran have and would think that a better coach would have these players playing to their potential?

    Also to say Williamson is an average player is a bit of a disservice. He can’t use the ball like Coloccini but he needn’t do so playing with him – as a centre back his aggression, tackling and heading ability more than makes up for his lack of pace or vision.

  • Ciaran

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #16


    Willo is solid as a rock but he has his limitations. He has vastly improved and has impressed me immensely so I would strongly see him as being knocking on the ‘Good’ category, so you’re right. Gouffran would be knocking on the ‘Good’ category, and I really rate him, but he is what he is, a hard working grafter with limited ability.

    Cisse, HBA and Santon are labelled as ‘Average’ simply because none of them are consistent, none of them work hard, and none of them offer anything of substance on a regular basis.

    Yes they have talent, and maybe a better coach could get more out of them, but they have deficiencies in their games that are their own fault, and for that I label them as average.

  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Well I’d have begrudgingly agree again!

    I would say though, as you admit Williamson is on form despite his limitations – the same could easily be the case for those other players you mention. I think Ben Arfa is a number 10 / free role player being demonised for not tracking back when played on the wing. Cisse is getting in some good positions but will only score if he is getting chances which he did on Saturday.

    Santon is an unfortunate case though in that, he is one of our most naturally talented players IMO, but clearly not a left back in his own mind and suffers without a defensive workaholic like Jonas beside him. I would hate to think his career dies as a makeshift left back for us and maybe he should get a few games on the wing – he has a trick or 2, pace and a blistering shot.

  • veto

    Mar 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #18

    alot of armchair pundits with thankfully no real say on the workings of our club , thank god .

  • AndyMac

    Mar 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #19

    The day Obertan leaves will be a blessing for us all apart from Pardwho of course who chose to buy him from his best buddy in football, SAF 🙂

  • Nufc1892

    Mar 25, 2014 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #20

    Unlikely Dummett will be the next Ashley Cole or England left back considering he has chosen to play for Wales.


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