We will have quite a large number of players leaving Newcastle this summer – some of them who are simply failed recent signings, who should never have been brought to Newcastle in the first place.
Two of those players are currently on loan at Marseille – Remy Cabella and Florian Thauvin – and they cost us around £22M.
They are examples of poor signings made by Chief Scout Graham Carr, who may even retire this summer.
Remy Cabella while at Newcastle
There are reports out of France that Marseille will definitely trigger the clause in his loan contract that will make Cabella a Marseille player come July 1st – when the summer transfer window officially opens.
The amount is said to be €8M – which is about £6.3M.
Newcastle really have to change their failed recruitment policy and stop bringing in untested players from France, who take at least a season to adjust and then all too often don´t make it at the Premier League level.
Manu Riviere is another one who we signed recently and is a bust – and we are not even going to mention Yoan Gouffran, Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux.
Graham Carr has been mainly responsible for wasting money on those French players, with guidance from owner Mike Ashley.
Mike Ashley is good at one thing – finances – and he should be looking at the finances for next season when we are again in the Championship with severely reduced revenues – about £100M less than we would get if we were still in the Premier League.
We should be able to rake in quite a bit of money from players who will leave the club this summer and that money could see us through next season, when hopefully we can be promoted back to England´s top league – the most popular sports league in the world.
Clubs like Lazio and Inter-Milan are both said to be interested in Florian Thauvin, so we could also get a decent deal for him and get some of our money back.
But Newcastle will lose money on both Remy Cabella and Florian Thauvin this summer.