These Eight “Stars” Will Push To Leave Newcastle This Summer

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.

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27 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Thank you Jib, just the information needed although the little dig at a fellow supporter is superfluous:

    Newcastle Utd – Equal share £54.1m – Merit Money £2.5m – Facility fee (TV) £15.7m (18 matches) Total = £72.3m

    In addition we will generate a reasonable amount from the sale of players Rafa wants shot of this summer plus advance ST sales (reduced but still subtantial).
    Ball park figure of £120 million.

  • geordiemark

    May 14, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    they can all go its them who along with Ashley carr and that moron charnley are fully to blame for our relegation, the thing here is I blame the players a lot more though, its them who are over rated and cost the club multi millions and they couldn’t even preform to save the club from relegation, like I said they can all go

  • Jib

    May 14, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #3

    There will be lots of players who have been talking to their agents since the final whistle at the SoS on Wednesday evening.
    This puts the club and Rafa in an inviduous position – while wanting to reward the loyalists with a game tomorrow there is also the pragmatic course of putting players in the shop window.
    If Rafa picks deserters it could backfire on Spurs as they will probably play out of their skins to impress potential buyers.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Not to mention the guaranteed ‘parachute payment’ which is a form of credit, however the club has never spent in advance and may need further funds to boost spending at the end of 2016/17 season.

  • ToonTiger

    May 14, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Seven of that 8 can go for me, I’d like Townsend to stay and renegotiate a release clause if promotion is not achieved.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 14, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #6

    We need to keep

    Darlow, Woodman
    Lascelles, Chancel, Dummett
    Colback, Anita
    Aarons, Townsend
    Perez, Mitrovic, Armstrong

    Strengthen the rest, job done!

  • Jib

    May 14, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #7

    You are a credit to NUFC
    A simple trusting fellow who probably truly believes that everyone who posts on here is a Toon diehard.
    They must be defended from that rude ignoramus Jib at all costs.
    It has probably never crossed your mind that there may exist mischief making posters who actually hate us – bless you !

  • lochinvar

    May 14, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Spot on – Townsend is the key – he could have a field day next season. And with the emphasis on creating scoring opportunities for others ( Arma and Mitro and Perez ) and scoring goals himself he could be the key .

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Shop window eleven (442):


  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #10

    Actually, maybe if Krul can put his kit on and stand up then he should be in goal and de Jong on instead of Mitrovic.

  • Belfast

    May 14, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Keep Townsend and get rid of the rest.

    Good luck with that though because most of them are pish.

  • ToonTiger

    May 14, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Add Coloccini and S Taylor to the list of outs.

    Sack Charnley & Carr if Rafa stays I’d stick my neck out and say Llambias could work with Rafa.

    Rebuild around 3 good keepers, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Anita, Aarons, Colback, Shelvey, Saviet, Townsend, Armstrong, Perez, Mitrovic, Toney, Mbabu, Haidara plus promoted reserves.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #13


    Naivety is my middle name.

    The lack of money and previously ‘lining his own pockets’, gets my goat.To which both you have responded eloquently, but I definitely know not to whole heartedly believe the information you provide.

  • Ron Knee

    May 14, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #14

    So the battle for third bottom is warming up.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15


    I always seem to forget about Haidara, unsurprisingly, as I don’t think him being fit would have altered our destination. Can’t cross with any accuracy and often out of position -sell.

  • Jib

    May 14, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #16

    I don’t think Raf is too proud to work in the 2nd tier .
    However the one thing that will be at the back of his mind will be the reluctance of players (and their agents/advisers) that he may be thinking of buying , playing there .
    His approach (for foreigners) will be to sell a season in the Championship as a year of acclimatisation to English conditions.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #17

    Ron Knee

    Third bottom responsible for climate change!

  • BandB

    May 14, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #18


    I posted the same information Jib has just posted in response to a question two days ago.

  • toon kk

    May 14, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #19

    Alot of our players have never been here in the first place.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #20


    If only Rafa could utilise Academy players with an inbuilt winning mentality – but that would be my sense of entitlement playing up again.

  • geordiesteve520

    May 14, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Last time we were in the Championship we brought through a young forward and sold him for a massive profit – what are the odds that this happens again? Armstrong should prove his worth in the coming season.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #22

    BandB @18

    Sorry for not crediting you, its hard to scan through all the cr@p being slung for meaningful information.

  • Ron Knee

    May 14, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #23


    Would you deny ‘the lads’ these meagre bragging rights???

  • BandB

    May 14, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #24


    I also posted it without flinging any crap.
    How are you?

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #25

    Out of contract:


  • c-dog

    May 14, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Janmaat, Colocinni, Mbemba, Haidara
    Colback, Shelvey
    Thauvin, Gini, Mouss

    Would that team win the championship?


    Wijnaldum Out! What a coward!

  • giimps

    May 14, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Rafa may have loads of contacts willing to loan us decent up and coming players, im hoping so if he does stay… still not counting my chickens though as i know who is doing the negotiating and who he has to convince to release the funds.
    A few pacey youngsters from Spain ,along with a coup[le of experienced pros (over the age of 26) and we may just make it.
    Heres hoping anyhoo


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