Whoever the Newcastle manager is this summer, there will be a huge overhaul of the Newcastle squad and it’s certainly needed after too many of our high-priced stars under-performed for the club and didn’t turn up to away games and disappeared when the going got tough.
It looks like there could be around eight players – Georginio Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko, Papiss Cisse, Daryl Janmaat, Siem de Jong, Cheick Tiote, Florian Thauvin and Andros Townsend who could push for an exit this summer – and most will be allowed to leave – but only if Newcastle get good deals for them.
In addition, Remy Cabella will definitely leave and it seems the deal to sell him to Marseille for £8M has already been agreed.
Gini Wijnaldum – favorite to be first out of the back door?
The news on outgoing transfers today is hardly surprising – it happens for every club that gets relegated – Newcastle will only allow their players to leave if they get sufficiently good deals for them.
But the problem is we have to unload those players on high wages to cut the costs of the club, because we will be going from around £140M in money we would have received from the Premier League next May to about £2.5M from the Championship,
We will also get a parachute payment close to £40M from the PL – it will be 55% of whatever we get later this month.
Hopefully who will leave the club will not be left to Charnley and Carr any more – but whoever the new manager is – and we are now hoping and praying that will be Rafa Benitez.
It remains to be seen if Rafa can keep some of those eight players on board – especially the likes of Andros Townsend, who has looked great for us since he signed on from Tottenham – Rafa could also make him into a much better player.
The good news is that with the massively increased revenues clubs get next May from the Premier League, some clubs could come in with high (hopefully ridiculous) fees for some of our players – we have to hope that turns out be the case.
We just have to hope Manchester City = the best team money can buy – are interested in one of our players.
Any transfer fees the club gets will help to keep the club afloat next season and also some of the funds will be given to the manager to bring in new players.
Maybe some player exchange deals may be a way to go for some deals in the summer, but we will have our hands full in trying to persuade good players to join a Championship club.
That’s always one cost of relegation.