We haven’t heard much at all about Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis Good this summer and at one time these players were four of our most promising youngsters at the club.
But it looks like it’s the end for them with none of them having made the squad that’s currently in Ireland.
The players at the moment are part of Peter Beardsley’s Development squad, so we would expect them all to have left Newcastle by September, either on loan for the season or on permanent moves.
Haris Vuckic hasn’t made it at Newcastle
Rafa Benitez is busy reshaping the Newcastle squad and he has already brought in five good players – two have both Championship and Premier League experience and two from the continent in Matz Sels and Jesus Gamez.
Isaac Hayden was signed today from Arsenal for £2.5M and he has Championship experience last season when he was on loan for the season at Hull City.
Rafa has brought five players in and allowed seven players to leave but there’s more activity expected soon – in both directions.
|Matz Sels||£4.5M||KAA Gent|
|Dwight Gayle||£10M||Crystal Palace|
|Jesus Gamez||£1.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Ciaran Clark||£5M||Aston Villa|
|Mohamed Diame||£4.5M||Hull City|
|Daryl Murphy||£3M||Ipswich Town|
|Christian Atsu||Loan - season||Chelsea|
|Transfer Fees In||£54.5M|
|Gabby Obertan||Released||Anzhi Makhachkala|
|Steven Taylor||Released||Portland Timbers|
|Fabricio Coloccini||Released||San Lorenzo|
|Andros Townsend||£13M||Crystal Palace|
|Papiss Cisse||£2.5M||Shandong Luneng|
|Florian Thauvin||Loan - season||Marseille|
|Siem de Jong||Loan - season||PSV|
|Kevin Mbabu||Loan - season||BSC Young Boys|
|Henri Saivet||Loan - season||St. Etienne|
|Tim Krul||Loan - January||Ajax|
|Tim Krul||Loan from January||AZ Alkmaar|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||Barnsley|
|Emmanuel Riviere||Loan - season||CA Osasuna|
|Jamie Sterry||Loan - January||Coventry City|
|Haris Vuckic||Loan - January||Bradford City|
|Sammy Ameobi||Loan - January||Bolton Wanderers|
|Moussa Sissoko||£30M||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Transfer Fees Out||£85.5M|
Next through the door at Newcastle could be Grant Hanley of Blackburn with Newcastle having bid £4.5M for the center-back while Blackburn seem to want £6M – not exactly a huge difference in the transfer fee.
And today we were linked with Liverpool winger Jordan Ibe as he seems to be wavering on a potential move for £15M to Bournemouth.
Newcastle also let it be known that if Moussa Sissoko is to leave Newcastle this summer a minimum bid of £35M will be required.
It looks like Rafa will be able to basically transform the squad this summer and will not be short of transfer funds.
It’s so far so good for Newcastle this summer.
But there seems no future at the club for Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana or Curtis Good.