Newcastle will have a clear out of players this summer, and it’s looking like it may be bigger than most fans think.
Fab Coloccini – could leave this summer
Players like Cheick Tiote and Vurnon Anita will be sold, and those players having their contracts running out in June – namely Ryan Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez and Sammy Ameobi will likely not get new deals.
We would have liked Ryan and Jonas to stay, but we don’t expect Jonas to be given a new deal after his criticism of Alan Pardew last week – maybe he had already been told he would not be getting a new deal to stay on Tyneside.
That’s a pity because Ryan and Jonas have shown they have guts and spirit, after Ryan recovered from two serious knee injuries and Jonas won his fight with testicular cancer.
And there was news last week that Tim Krul could b eon his way out of the club, but we hope Tim stays.
In fact we’d like all our top players – Krul, Janmaat, Colback, Sissoko, Cisse, Cabella, Aarons and Perez to stay.
And it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if center-backs Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson are shipped out this summer.
So don’t be surprised if Tiote, Anita, Taylor(R), Taylor(S), Jonas, Williamson, Ameobi and Coloccini have all left Newcastle come September.
And we even are willing to believe there will be transfer funds available up to £60M to bring in new players, and hopefully the money we bring in for players leaving the club can be reinvested back into the squad.
It’s shaping up to be all change at Newcastle over the summer, and let’s hope we end up with a much improved squad from what we’ve had this season.
The squad hasn’t been good enough or big enough this season.
What do you think?
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