While Alan Pardew is still hoping to bring in one or two players before the summer transfer window closes next Monday night, Newcastle still have some players they need to move out.
Ben Arfa – flying no more at Newcastle
Currently Hatem Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez and Shane Ferguson are not part of the first team squad, and they have been training with the Reserves and all three are available for transfer.
Ben Arfa and Jonas Gutierrez have just one year left on their contracts and they could be looking to become free agents, and becasue of that may want to see out their last year on Tyneside or go out on loan to another club for the season.
Shane Ferguson has two years left on his contract, and had a poor loan spell last season at Birmingham City where he failed to make the bench earlier this year, but some lower league clubs could still come in for him during this last week of this transfer window.
Hatem Ben Arfa has fallen out with Alan Pardew, and there seems no way back for the 13 times capped French International.
And it’s unfortunate for Jonas that his contract reportedly states that if he plays a certain number of games for Newcastle, he is then entitled to get a new deal at the club.
Jonas has played 191 times for Newcastle and you have to think that magic number could be 200.
And finally, Haris Vuckic who turned 22 last Friday, will not get many games for Newcastle this season, and probably needs to be sent out on loan or even sold.
Haris arrived on Tyneside in January of 2009, but he has never fulfilled his great promise, and he still has two years left on his contract at Newcastle.
The Slovenian International was at Rotherham earlier this year on loan, but while hen played 13 times with one goal and was in the promotion winning side that reached the Championship in May, he was hardly ever a starter at the club.
And to think only two years ago both Haris and Shane Ferguson were two of Newcastle’s best young players for the future.
The current positions of these four players, shows just how difficult it can be as a professional footballer.
For the good of the players, we hope they all get fixed up at good clubs.
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