There are some players who will still leave Newcastle this summer and Rafa Benitez knows that and he is working hard to bring in new players as soon as possible, who will replace those still to leave.
Moussa Sissoko returns to the club on Monday from his summer break and is likely to go to either Real Madrid or Juventus fairly quickly.
The fee for the Frenchman is likely to be huge – and hopefully £35M – which is said to be Newcastle’s asking price for the French International.
Florian Thauvin – will likely leave soon for Lazio
Other players likely to be gone before September are Cheick Tiote and Florian Thauvin and they were the only outfield players who were left on the bench today.
Daryl Janmaat may also move on, but we hope Daryl will stay on Tyneside, and Frenchman Yoan Gouffran may leave, but he could also be a useful squad player for us this season.
Players like Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic and Gael Bigirimana are not good enough and will be moved out either permanently or on loan this summer.
And Rafa’s plans for the future do not include French striker Emmanuel Riviere, who has been a bust since he signed on from Monaco two years ago for £6M.
Manu should leave Newcastle this summer for his own good and get his career back on track – probably at some club back in France.
Newcastle have brought in six players and moved eight players out so far, but those numbers will go up in the next four weeks.