Tim Krul, Achraf Lazaar and Emmanuel Riviere were left behind in Newcastle and were not included in the squad that flew to Dublin on Sunday and Rafa has now said they are available for transfer.
Chancel Mbemba also stayed behind on Tyneside but that was because of a visa problem, so it’s not clear if he is available for transfer. although if Newcastle
It’s likely if Newcastle do get a decent bid for Chancel then he could be out the door as long as we can replace him this summer.
20 year-old local striker Adam Armstrong was also left behind, but his future for next season is set and he will be on a season loan to Championship club Bolton Wanderers where he will hook up with newly signed Sammy Ameobi.
Tim Krul – available for transfer
Yesterday Rafa said the following when asked about the three players as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“Some of them players we left are available – it depends on the offer.”
“We have to adjust the squad. Some will leave, some will stay. But everyone on the fringe is available – if the price is right.”
“Some of the players we left are available, it depends on the offer.”
“Hopefully, when we go back we will have offers for different players, but my the priority for me is football and maximizing the time with the players.”
“It will help to move players on.” “But even without that, still we have enough money to do what we wanted to do.”
It looks like Rafa had already made up his mind before preseason that Krul, Riviere and Lazaar had no future. but the big surprise is with Tim Krul who hasn’t had much time to prove himself at Newcastle since being injured almost two years ago playing for Holland.
But the big surprise is with Tim Krul who hasn’t had much time to prove himself at Newcastle since being seriously injured almost two years ago playing for Holland.
But that’s football and we suppose it’s time to move on for a number of our players.
Other players who are expected to move include Karl Darlow, Daryl Murphy, Grant Hanley, Jack Colback and Henri Saivet.
It’s going to be a busy summer again with a fee finally agreed with Norwich for 22 year-old Jacob Murphy who should arrive in Dublin today to agree terms, have a medical and sign on the dotted line.
That would be good!
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