9 Players Could Still Leave Newcastle Permananently Or On Loan

There are three weeks to go in the summer transfer window and Rafa has not used a number of players who he will now try to move out of the club either permanently or on loan for the coming season.

Players like Emmanuel Riviere, Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic have no future under Rafa and should be moved out.

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Haris Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi – no future on Tyneside

There are other players like Siem de Jong, Cheick Tiote and Yoan Gouffran who could possibly do a job for Newcastle this season if they are not moved out.

And then there is Moussa Sissoko who most fans are hoping will leave but for big bucks,

Here are the players Rafa could move out of the club permanently before the end of August:

  1. Moussa Sissoko – depends on Newcastle getting £35M so Moussa can join his dream club – whoever that is these days
  2. Siem de Jong – season long loan to PSV to join his brother Luuk and there should be an option to buy
  3. Emmanuel Riviere – sold permanently – most likely to Hamburg
  4. Cheick Tiote – permanent move likely to some far east club
  5. Yoan Gouffran – sold or loaned out for last year of his contract
  6. Sammy Ameobi – sold or loaned out for last year of his contract
  7. Haris Vuckic – sold or loaned out for last year of his contract

And there could be loan moves for these two young players with Mbabu having just  signed a two year extension to his contract in the summer and a loan move will help him progress and hopefully prove he can last a season without too many injuries.

  • Adam Armstrong – a season long loan somewhere, even though he wants to stay on Tyneside
  • Kevin Mbabu – a season long loan to for his development  and prove he can last a season uninjured

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15 comments so far

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #1

    The only one i’d like to keep around out of that lot is tiote. He’d do a good job in this league. Arma out on loan until January makes sense in the current situation imo.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #2

    “Last year’s Championship winners Burnley are reportedly interested in Newcastle’s Geordie left-back Paul Dummett.” And Colback too?

  • geordie157

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Will probably get shot for saying this but makes sense to keep Gouffran as his contract expires next summer, over the course of what is a long season I think he’ll be useful squad player to keep.

    Tiote is still our best dm but he is possibly the highest earner at the club now along with Krul and I imagine Sissoko.

    With Galloway coming in and Sterry clearly in Rafa’s plans maybe a long for Mbabu is a good option.

    Start Armstrong on Saturday, give him a decent chance to show he’s ready before loaning out.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Have you e mailed Nufc.Co. uk to tell them BandB is going to cut Rafa a bit of slack or were you just being a pr!ck as per usual?

  • Tsunki

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #5

    There are a few waiting in the wings to join this lot. Colback, Perez, Aarons, Dummett OK as squad players but given the time they’ve had to establish themselves, they need shoving out the side door for something more suitable.

  • Oleg G

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #6

    The results of the alternative poll on Sissoko are as followed:
    Sell him, but only if the price is 30M or more

    Keep him, give him a fine, put him to play with the reserves/academy. He disrespected the team and the club too much.

    Sell him, even if the price is lower than 30M but not less than 20M-25M

    I don’t care

    Sell him even if it is lower than 20M

    Keep him, we need him! He is one of our best players.

    Keep him, but give him a fine for his disrespect for the fans and the club

    So Only 6% of people want to keep him as a player in the squad.

    21% wants him to be humiliated and pay for his “crime”of being an A-hole.

    And 55% want to sell him and the difference is the amount of money that they are willing to get for him.

    All in all, people want Sissoko out. No doubt about that.

    How will you feel if he will play on Saturday?

    How will you feel/what will you do, if Sissoko will start/take part in the next home game against Huddersfield?

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #7


    Would you keep Anita, ideally?

  • BeeGuy

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    If Hayden is the DM, Tiote seems a better second choice than the others on the roster. IF Diame is not the answer as AM, then Rafa needs to act quickly.

    Dummit has not learned any new ball control tricks, but he sure needs to. The loanee, Mbabue and Haidara could make him surplus to requirements

    But, at the end of the day, NUFC needs a attacking middie to pull all the talent together.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Trouble with Armstrong is we can’t afford the luxury of waiting for him to emerge from his chrysalis as the next Michael Owen during crucial league games. He needs to be considered for the first team bench off the back of of solid reputation for scoring goals a least in the league we are playing. We haven’t got the leeway to babysit him until his shooting boots are run in.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Well spotted Ron – Anita I left out of that list. He’s in the same bracket as Dummett, useful backup/filler but unfortunately he’s not as versatile as he needs to be. He’ll never be played in his ‘ideal’ position ( whatever that is) so he’s another one to be escorted into the alleyway in the early hours.

  • robertsleftfoot

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Aarons simply must not be what we all hoped and seen a couple of seasons ago. He never gets a start as a winger and seems happy to sit on the bench and collect his money. Anita started in front of him last week and he is anything but a winger. I would have been knocking rafas door down on Monday saying if I cant get a start ahead of him on the wing then get rid of me.

    Armstrong I feel would benefit from playing upfront with someone else (mitro when he returns) you cant expect a young lad to do it all on his own against centre halfs who simply want to take your head off.

    If Burnley are after Dummett and Colback then pass my number on and I will drive them both down myself. Squad players at best who for some reason play regularly.

    In the words of Dave Bassett it should be 442

  • Tsunki

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Haidara! it’s a shame but it seems his fitness and mobility have been forever mcmananamcnaman’ed. Time to hop it, I think.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #13

    We definitely need a roving sentry of a DM but one that has quick anticipation and vision for a speedy outlet pass forward, which lets Tiote out.

    We also need BeeGuys nippy AM.

    At the moment we are serving up last seasons non-existent midfield. A drab and sorry comedy of whirling around while holding the ball until compromised, or the illusion of work rate while stifling forward momentum with stat-wise “successful” sideways or backwards passing.

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #14

    There is no doubt that Sissoko is a dick, but I think if Rafa can keep him for a season he would make the difference to our squad and ensure promotion. The reason is he creates a huge distraction by his powerful runs ( that usually end in nothing) but this creates space and opportunity for others. He’s probably got a better chance of a move in January cos at the moment everyone knows he’s overpriced at 35 million. Moussa you knob, please stay !

  • dazza

    Aug 11, 2016 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #15

    No offense Oleg but that survey is too poorly written to discern anything from the data.

    For instance: 23% said ‘sell him, but only if the price is 30M or more’. Which could mean to keep and play him if the fee is under 30M.

    The data points need isolating as there are too many confounding variables. The questions bias the answers.

    What are the odds on Sissoko scoring at the weekend?


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