Rafa Finding It Difficult To Move Players Out As They Turn Down Moves

There’s news in the Chronicle that Curtis Good has returned to the club after he failed to impress on a trial in Holland at Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle.

So Curtis still has to be moved out this summer, and maybe we could get a loan for Good’s final year of his six-year contract he signed way back in 2012 when he was signed from Melbourne Heat.

Since then Curtis has made only two appearances for the first team.

There is also news that Massadio Haidara will not be moving to St, Etienne because the rumor is that he has failed the medical – but it seems the real reason is the wages the club are offering aren’t what he’s getting at Newcastle.

Here’s another problem we continually have – players don’t want to leave Newcastle for lower wages elsewhere which is one reason they would like to take loan moves., so they still get the high wages Newcastle pay them – often paid by the club they are on loan to.

On their loan moves, they usually continue to get the high wages Newcastle pay them – often partially paid by the club they are on loan to.

And there was news last week that Emmanuel Riviere turned down a move to Metz probably based on the terms he was offered.

We need to get these players off the books somehow, and because they have been playing poorly, they cannot expect fabulous wages at other clubs.

But there again it’s their legal right to see out their contracts at Newcastle – unfortunately.

Rafa and Lee Charnley need to move unwanted players out of the club such as Tim Krul, Sadio Haidara, Manu Riviere, Henri Saivet, Grant Hanley, Achraf Lazaar and others and with one month to go that is going to be a difficult task.

It must be frustrating for Lee and Rafa when a deal is struck to transfer a player that he then turns it down because of the terms offered to him.

But that’s football we suppose.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 1, 2017 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #1

    martoon…not if the buying club doesn’t interest ’em…or the offer doesn’t interest ’em!

    You have to remember they still have a job and a good contract. If we want rid of them so badly then we might have to compensate them.

    We gave them the contract in the first place…I have to agree with Our Toon. I understand your frustration and a lot of players are definitely not doing enough to find a new club…probably because they know they’ll have to take a pay drop.

    Personally I think the problem is agents and the buying club treating footballers as something you just dispose of then done with.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 1, 2017 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Morning jesper

    Had to clear cache two days in a row. Grrrrr!!!

  • Tenbytoon

    Aug 1, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #3

    You’d think they’d be grateful that anyone would touch them with there records

  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 1, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Only compensation is offer Haidara is some crutches and a box of Ibuprofen


    Aug 1, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Cant blame them why would anyone leave a good contract behind for no reason. they will both get similar deals next season

  • Levi

    Aug 1, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Offer them to the clubs for free so instead of paying the 2 million to us they can give it to the players as a signing on bonus. Gets the wages off the book for 2 players who are no where near good enough without paying compensation. Win win


    Aug 1, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #7

    Hairdara was offered for free and Id be surprised if we were requesting money for Rivi

  • sing in the corner

    Aug 1, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #8

    I suppose while we hammer home a point, with hindsight, about us signing players on long contracts, on wages that then turn out to be too high, we shouldn’t gnash teeth and wail when it takes a long time to thrash out / seal deals for players coming in then?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 1, 2017 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #9

    I don’t think it’s that simple. Never understood the need to dish out five year deals. I know the policy was to keep a player two or three years then sell him before he went in to the last years of his deal, dreamed up at the same time as the purple policy. I thought Rafa would have changed it but he gave Hanley a five year deal.

  • martoon

    Aug 1, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #10

    Levi – As far as I understand it we have been offering them on a free with a 50% sell on clause but they cannot agree wages. I understand they are on a contract and quite entitled to sit on it. However I still think as footballers they would want to play football while they still can.
    Jesper you can’t tell me that Haidara with a chance to play back in his home country wasn’t an attractive offer!

  • benjohnsen

    Aug 1, 2017 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #11

    The fact is that we have a big squad of average players. I would rather have some top quality players, some average and fill up the rest with youngsters featuring now and then. That would be more of a healthy squad.

    This is also what I believe Rafa is trying to achieve. However, this is not easy because of all the lengthy contracts that were signed by previous regime.

    In our 2011/12 season we had a core of Tim Krul, Coloccini, Cabaye and Demba Ba/Cisse. They were all top players that season. We also had a work horse in Gutierrez.

    Currently our core is Rob Elliot, Lascelles, Shelvey and Gayle. In my opinion that core is not strong enough. We desperately need to get a number one goalkeeper and a striker that can guarantee goals at this level. We also lack a work horse. Jack Colback is one, but he’s just to slow.

    Reina and Loic Remy would certainly make us more of a threat.


    Aug 1, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #12

    5 year deals are smart business as it secures the investment and pushes up the sell on value which is the plan for NUFC

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 1, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Morning Ron…have had that problem when using my Opera browser for a long time…you get use to it!

    Think there’s bigger issues with this design than clearing my cache 😉

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #14

    WW, it’s only smart business if the player is attractive to others on increases in value . Also it only seems to work if selling on in the UK where football wages are high. So it’s hard to shift them to mid table clubs on France Spain etc

  • nufc 11

    Aug 1, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Teams will want your players if your a successful team that have principles and school your players the right way like a Burnley for instance can you just imagine the bad habits a player picks up at nufc while getting paid very very well no wonder no one wants our players.


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