Newcastle-born midfielder Conor Newton announced yesterday that he would not be staying at Newcastle, when his one year contract ends in June, and he will be one of many players heading for the exit door this summer.
Jonas Gutierrez – leaving in the summer
And it seems like other loan players Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic, Jonas Gutierrez and Romain Amalfitano will all leave Newcastle this season.
The only two loan players who could stay are 19 year-old North Shields born Adam Campbell, who has not had a good time of it at St. Mirren with two goals in 12 games and he’s been on the bench most of the time – and Mehdi Abeid who has done well in Greece playing for Panathinaikos with 10 goals in 36 appearances.
Not including Campbell and Abeid there are six fringe players who will leave the club, and it’s also expected that Gabby Obertan will leave and Dan Gosling and Shola Ameobi will become free agents when their contracts run out at the end of June.
That’s nine players to leave, with on-loan striker Loic Remy also leaving, and Luuk de Jong should leave, although there was news Newcastle may give him a second chance next season.
The futures of both French wingers Hatem Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaux are up in the air, so if you add these into the mix, that’s 13 players who could leave the club this summer, as new Managing Director Lee Charnley attempts to bring in some top players to Tyneside.
This clear out will occur whether or not Alan Pardew keeps his job this week.
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