When you take the transfer fee we can get for some of the players in our squad, coupled with their wages and how much Newcastle will miss them in the team – it seems six players stand out as those who will be actively sold this summer.
Those players are Gini Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat, Florian Thauvin, Fabricio Coloccini and Remy Cabella.
Gini Wijnaldum and Mousse Sissoko were guilty of inconsistency last season and both rarely turned up for away games and we subsequently lost 14 of 19 away games in the Premier League last season.
Gini Wijnaldum to be sold this summer
We need players of more guts and spirit in the Championship next season, when we will play on Tuesday nights on small grounds away from home – and we must have all our players turn up for those games.
Newcastle would hope to get over £30M for the two of them.
Daryl Janmaat could also be sold and Newcastle would want close to £10M for him, after we signed him from Feyenoord for £5M two years ago.
Newcastle have a ready-made Dutch replacement in Vurnon Anita and also Chancel Mbemba can play at right back.
Florian Thauvin will hardly be missed in the Championship, since the Premier League was far too physical for him and it was another disastrous signing of another mediocre and failed French winger by Graham Carr, who will leave Newcastle this summer.
The problem with Florian is his very high wages, although a couple of Italian clubs are interested in him, but at worst he will be taken off the wage bill with a season long loan at Marseille.
And it could be the end of the road for Fabricio Coloccini, after eight years on Tyneside after he signed for us from Deportivo in August of 2008 for around £10.3M.
Remy Cabella will also be sold to Marseille for £6.3M and that’s already a done deal by all accounts.
If we can sell those six players then Newcastle will be well off in terms of revenue for the coming financial year starting July 1st, and our wage bill will be significantly reduced and allow Rafa Benitez to bring in a number of new players to substantially fortify the squad.