Rafa Benitez wants to bring in five or six new players this summer and according to his comments in the Chronicle last week, things appear to be very positive on that front.
The Premier League confirmed yesterday the retained list of every Premier League club of last season – and it listed Newcastle’s 42-man squad.
Newcastle released Steven Taylor and while Remy Cabella is still on the list he will be sold on July 1st to Marseille for around £6.3M.
Remy Cabella – will sign for Marseille
Here is the 42 man list in full with those in bold the ones we think we need to unload this summer:
Anita, Vurnon San Benito
Armstrong, Adam James
Barlaser, Daniel Tan
Cabella, Remy – will be sold to Marseille
Cisse, Papiss Demba
Colback, Jack Raymond
De Jong, Siem
Gillesphey, Macauley (Offer)
Gilliead, Alex Nicholas
Gutierrez, Ayoze Perez
Heardman, Tom (Offer)
Krul, Timothy Michael
Mbabu, Melingo Kevin (Extended)
Mbemba, Chancel Mangulu
Smith, Liam Phillip (Offer)
Sterry, Jamie Michael
Tiote, Cheik Ismael
Toney, Ivan Benjamin Elijah
Woodman, Frederick John
So Sammy Ameobi, Gael Bigirimana, Remy Cabella, Papiss Cisse, Fabricio Coloccini, Yoan Gouffran, Emmanuel Riviere, Henri Saivet and Haris Vuckic have no future at Newcastle and should be unloaded this summer – either sold or sent on loan.
New signing Saivet seems to have no future at Newcastle, simply because Benitez didn’t play him at all and he was hardly even on the bench.
We have a feeling Rafa will want to keep Cheick Tote maybe for a couple of years and the manager will be able to take a look at 23 year-old defender Curtis Good – who is finally fit again after being injured back in March of 2014 playing his first ever game for Australia
Rafa will also want to take a look at Florian Thauvin in pre-season, before deciding on the Frenchman’s future.
The moving out of those nine players will help with the wage bill too – and as we said we expect five or six players to be brought in by Rafa this summer.
Who do you think should leave the club this summer?