No Future At Newcastle For These Four Forgotten Men

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.

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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£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M

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.

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