If ever there was a time to have a clear-out of the Newcastle squad it’s this summer and that’s whether we stay up in the Premier League or go down to the Championship.
If we stay up then some of our mediocre players will be in danger of being cut by Rafa Benitez, who will look to bring in a number of new players with the help of Mike Ashley – who will be willing to pay out more big bucks for a third successive transfer window.
And with Rafa as the manager, good players will want to stay at Newcastle and others will want to come to Newcastle for what promises to be major Rafa revolution at the club.
Fab Coloccini – a good time to leave after 8 years on Tyneside
Here are twelve players who could be cut – starting with the most obvious ones first.
- Remy Cabella – will move to Marseille
- Sylvain Marveaux – end of contract
- Gabby Obertan – end of contract
- Yoan Gouffran – not good enough
- Sadio Haidara – he’s never fit
- Steven Taylor – never fit and end of contract
- Manu Riviere – not good enough
- Siem de Jong – never made it on Tyneside
- Fab Coloccini – good time for the captain to leave
- Florian Thauvin – doesn’t have the heart
- Cheick Tiote – will get that move to China
- Papiss Cisse – well move to China
There may be a little hope for Florian and he will probably get a chance in pre-season, but the way he left the club in January when we were struggling so much – shows he’s not up for the fight when things get tough.
Who would you let go this summer?
It will be an exciting time in the summer if we stay up.
We must stay up.