There will be a number of players leaving Newcastle this summer, who will either be sold or not have their contracts renewed when they run out at the end of June, and it’s likely to be quite a large number of players.
Sammy Ameobi – didn’t make it at his local club
It seems that Check Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez, Sammy Ameobi, Ryan Taylor, Facundo Ferreyra, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, and Adam Campbell will definitely leave the club this summer.
Of those eight, we’d love to see Jonas get a new two year deal at the club – because he’s shown this year he’s still a very good player with a tremendous attitude which rubs off on other players – but that’s unlikely to happen.
The contracts of Jonas, Ryan Taylor, Sammy Ameobi and Facundu Ferreyra (loan) will run out this summer and they will become free agents.
Sammy Ameobi and Adam Campbell are two more local lads who didn’t make the grade at their home town club unfortunately.
In addition to those eight players there are doubts as to whether the following players will still be on board come September – Steven Taylor, Fab Coloccini and Papiss Cisse.
Steven Taylor and Colo have contracts that run out next summer, and may be sold before they become free agents, so we at least get a fee for them.
Papiss Cisse is said to want to leave Newcastle and get big money in the Middle East – and top clubs in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are ready to pay him high wages to move over there.
And then there are fringe players who we may see leave the club this summer, and they include players like Gabby Obertan Mehdi Abeid, Yoan Gouffran and even Mike Williamson.
But the way the lads played last Sunday – they were the same players who suffered eight defeats on the trot – suggests that a good coach could get a lot more out of them than John Carver did this year.
So we’ll have to keep some of those players this summer, because it will be difficult to replace all of them – it wouldn’t be practical.
We need to keep players like Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat and Moussa Sissoko, even though this year under John Carver it must have been soul-destroying for lots of our top players.
There were far too many times in the heat of the moment the players were told by John Carver that too many of them weren’t good enough.
No doubt a ploy to take the attention away from Carver’s poor coaching and man-management skills.
These were the same players who won six games in a row last October and November, and then beat Chelsea to end their 23 game unbeaten streak.
As we said before, a good coach could get the best out of them and then they certainly would be good enough for Newcastle United.
But Carver may have left some collateral damage in the playing squad, and some good players could ask to leave Newcastle this summer.
That wouldn’t be a surprise, after Carver’s disastrous spell as the head coach – when it all seemed to be about him.