Returning Players Will Have To Fight For Their Newcastle Futures


Rafa sent a number of Newcastle players out on loan for last season so they can get playing time and they will all return this summer for preseason and most of them face an uncertain future at the club and could be sold this summer as Rafa looks to build a new Premier League side for next season.

We had youngsters go out on loan and that’s good for them to get first team experience.

Tim Krul – Newcastle career coming to an end?

But also proven stars like Tim Krul, Siem de Jong were out on loan and others and none of them seems to have had outstanding seasons, which was probably the requirement for Rafa to keep them at the club.

So it seems that very few of the returning players have a future at Newcastle and could be sold or sent out on loan again to get them off the wage bill.

Here are the players who went on loan last season for half a season or a full season.

Players on LoanLoan PeriodClub
Florian ThauvinSeasonMarseille
Siem de JongSeasonPSV
Kevin MbabuSeasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetSeasonSt. Etienne
Tim KrulSeasonAjax
Adam ArmstrongJanuaryBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereSeasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryJanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicJanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiJanuaryBolton Wanderers

Adam Armstrong stayed for the full season and Jamie Sterry, Haris Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi returned and of those three, Sammy and Haris will not have their contracts renewed this summer.

Tim Krul went on loan to AZ Alkmaar for the second half of the season after failing to get a first team game at the Ajax.

There seems no future for the likes of Kevin Mbabu, Emmanuel Riviere, Henri Saivet and French winger Florian Thauvin will be sold to Marseille for £10M.

On his performances for Marseille last season Florian’s worth a lot more than £10M now, having scored 15 goals in 42 total appearances for Marseille.

But that was the fee agreed last August in the loan deal with Marseille, so there’s not much we can do about that now.

The two interesting players are Tim Krul and Siem de Jong, but both experienced Dutch Internationals could find it difficult in this preseason.

Their loan clubs – AZ Alkmaar (Krul) and PSV (de Jong) don’t seem to want to keep them on a permanent basis either.

So of those  out on loan last season only the two local youngsters – Adam Armstrong and  Jamie Sterry – seem to have futures at the club.

But Adam also had a disappointing time of it at Barnsley, scoring only 6 goals in 35 total appearances and he wasn’t a starter at the Yorkshire club.

Adam will be sent out on loan again for the coming season and he must do well for him to have a future at his home town club.

So we don’t see any returning players expect the two local youngsters having futures at Newcastle United.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.



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4 comments so far

  • AncientC

    May 21, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    It is about time Adam Armstrong was challenged to do well for Newcastle, not somebody else. As was proven this season, if he was kept around, he would have had plenty of chances to get game time. We have a thoroughbred sitting in the stables – no need to send him out to another shetland pony show.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 21, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    I disagree. Armstrong is not ready yet for premiership football in my eyes. As much as it pains me to say that he needs to improve on his goals to games ratio and prove himself in an inferior league. We can’t afford the luxury of giving Armstrong game time in the Prem when it is vital we stabalize ourselves in the league first. I really want Armstrong to succeed but feel now is not the right time for him to try his luck with us in the Premiership. I also feel Barnsley lack of ability to create proper chances limited his goals and would prefer to see him loaned out to a different Championship club, one with better creative players to set up a killer pass for him.

    I think Armstrong’s finishing and technique is really good and he needs to blossom on the Championship this season as he did in League One for Rafa and myself to fully trust his ability in the Premiership.

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 21, 2017 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    IMO Armstrong would potentially improve by staying with us, learning from Rafa and regaining some confidence after a poor season with Barnsley. He could play every week for the U23s and in the League for the first team. Then he could go on loan for the second half of the season. Otherwise he may end up with Tony Mowbrey again at Blackburn in League1.

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  • giimps

    May 21, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #4

    If he is to go out on loan, im not sure i would loan him out though, loan him to a footballing side, Fulham as part of a Cairney deal or possibly even sheff wed as they play some decent stuff.
    Personally thoigh i would keep him here

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