With the news today that Alan Pardew is having some reservations about French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, it is starting to look like there could be a mass exodus from Newcastle this summer.
Mathieu Debuchy – making noises about wanting to join PSG
Newcastle are already going to lose players like Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling, Jonas Gutierrez, Romain Amalfitano, Conor Newton and Gabby Obertan in the summer – and those are almost certain to leave, along with Luuk de Jong.
And it’s looking like other French players like Ben Ara, Sylvain Marveaux and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa could join them – and it was worrying that Ben Arfa was hauled off at the break on Saturday, and his Newcastle career could be at an end – but we hope that’s not the case.
And Mathieu Debuchy is making noises about wanting to join PSG in the summer, and Luuk de Jong seemingly is not making the grade on Tyneside, we could have lots of players moving out in the summer.
And the fact that the Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini would not be interviewed after Saturday’s debacle at Southampton, may mean he wants to get out this summer, and join his family in Buenos Aries – or it could mean he was just too embarrassed by the performance.
So that’s potentially as many as 13 players could leave Newcastle in the summer – Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling, Jonas Gutierrez, Romain Amalfitano, Conor Newton, Gabby Obertan, Ben Ara, Sylvain Marveaux, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mathieu Debuchy, Fab Coloccini and Luuk de Jong.
And we didn’t even mention Papiss Cisse and Davide Santon, and clubs could come after those two in the summer as well
That’s far too many players for Newcastle to lose in one summer, and it would be almost impossible to replace them all, but it’s worrying to read in the local papers that a number of our players want out in the summer. 🙁
So what is needed are some strong performances from the Newcastle side in the final six games of the season, but that’s easier said than done, with Newcastle’s season sliding away.
And it could even be that we finish 10th in the league table, and if that happens it would be a huge disappointment.