Newcastle are still trying to move out some players who are surplus to requirements the last few windows of this transfer, and there are still eight players to move out.
Those players are Tim Krul, Henri Saivet, Siem de Jong, Grant Hanley, Jack Colback, Sadio Haidara, Achraf Lazaar, and Yasin Ben El-Mhanni has also been made available.
There doesn’t seem to be enough time to move them all out either permanently or on loan with the window closing in three days and about seven hours (79 hours) – at the time of writing.
So if they are all not moved out some will remain on the wage list at Newcastle, and then the question is what will Rafa will do with some of them?
Rafa Benitez – what to do with his surplus players?
But some of them will not make the 25 man squad for the Premier League, and if that’s the case they will be left to play for Peter Beardsley’s U23 squad, but they will still be costly to Newcastle.
Rafa was asked in the Chronicle if there could be no playing time for some of the players still here on Friday, and this is how Rafa answered that question:
“Yeah they could be.”
“In the end you have 25 players and you try to move some players.” “If you cannot you still have to register the 25.”
“To keep professionals around who have not got the possibility to do their jobs is not fair.”
“But it’s what you might have to do in order to choose the right 25 to have the balance right just in case something happens.”
“With the others hopefully we can find solutions but if not it’s something we can’t control.”
“We are still trying to improve the situation because we know everybody wants to play and we will try to find a solution.”
“We don’t have too much time and other things could happen.” “Maybe you are trying to sign other players who aren’t available.”
“You can have a target and they won’t sell to you.” “Everybody has the same problem at different levels.”
What do you think?