Why These 9 Players Are Likely To Leave Newcastle Over The Next Two Transfer Windows

Rafa Benitez will continue to improve the Newcastle squad in the next two transfer windows, but he needs to be given the funds to do that.

That’s whether or not there are new owners in January.

If Mike Ashley is still the owner by then, he will give funds to Rafa since the last thing he wants is for Newcastle to struggle in the Premier League while he’s trying to sell the club.

And Rafa will also want to sell players to get some money in and also to control the total wage bill at the club.

Chancel Mbemba – a terrific player, not rated by Rafa Benitez

The players to be sold are those he doesn’t see having a future at the new Newcastle United.

Some players are almost certain to leave in the next two transfer windows.

  1. Jack Colback – Jack was told in the summer if he was still at Newcastle in September he would not be part of the Newcastle first team squad and he’s not. So it’s best for Jack is he leaves the club in January, and we can get his massive £75K/week wages off the wage bill.
  2. Jesus Gamez – when he first arrived from Atletico Madrid we thought it was a starting full-back arriving at the club. But it hasn’t worked out that way – we expect Gamez to see out his two-year contract and leave next summer when his contract will not be extended.
  3. Massadio Haidara – apart from being injured most of the time since arriving on Tyneside from Nancy in January 2013 Sadio has never fulfilled his initial promise. He will leave either in January or next summer when his contract expires and will not be renewed.
  4. Chancel Mbemba – we always thought Chancel was a good Premier League player and he was great in his first season on Tyneside when we were relegated. But Rafa doesn’t seem to rate the player, and he has never been the first choice in the team since Rafa arrived last year. We now expect Chancel to leave the club in the next two transfer windows and it’s best for his career.
    Newcastle should get a decent fee for the 23-year-old DR Congo International, and some PL clubs could well be interested.
    We’d like him to stay but not if Rafa will not play him.
  5. Aleksandar Mitrovic – was signed before Rafa Benitez arrived at the club but since Rafa has come in, he seems to have lost trust in the 23-year-old Serbian International. It didn’t help when he was sent off in our final Premier League game last year, and then he missed the first four games of last season.
    This season he was suspended for three games after the home game against West Ham. Rafa is known not to want undisciplined players in the side who can get themselves sent off at any time.
    Mitro fits into that category, and he will leave the club in January or next summer.
  6. Dwight Gayle – Dwight was terrific for us last season scoring 23 goals, but it doesn’t seem he can cut it in England’s top league. Rafa will be refreshing his strike force over the next two windows, and we think Dwight will be sold. He would be a terrific buy for a top Championship club, and we may even see him go in January.
    Dwight will go with the best wished of Newcastle fans because he did an excellent job for us in getting us promoted at our first try – that will never be forgotten.
  7. Henri Saivet – Rafa has tried to offload Henri since last summer, and although the 18 times capped Senegal International had a season on loan at Saint Etienne he didn’t play that well, and Benitez could not offload him in the summer.
    So he’s on borrowed time at the moment, and we hope another club come in for him over the next two windows so we can get his wages off the wage bill.
  8. Mohammed Diame – Mo just hasn’t reached the heights at Newcastle and has been nowhere near his best form. Diame has been a disappointment since he signed for us last year and there is news recently that his former manager at Hull – Steve Bruce – would like him at Aston Villa.
    He could leave in the next two windows, and he would be a good buy for a Championship club trying to get promoted this season.
  9. Rolando Aarons – this lad has stacks of skill and promise, but it’s not good that he’s not in the first team now that he’s fit. Rolando has been injury prone over the last three years but when he does play in the first team he looks good, and he’s creative too. There’s only so long Newcastle can wait for the lad fulfill his potential. So it’s a bit like Chancel Mbemba – if Rafa isn’t going to play him, then we should probably sell the 21-year-old next summer if we get decent offers for him.

Note that these players will only leave Newcastle when Rafa has brought in a suitable replacement.

The manager is far too experienced and savvy to sell first and then try to get players in to replace them – that’s the wrong way around.

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9 comments so far

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 16, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #1


    There doesn’t appear to be an issue with seagulls there.

  • AncientC

    Nov 16, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Barnes could barely run by the time he signed for Newcastle. Going from a side that had Ginola, Ferdinand, Beardsley, and Asprilla… to Barnes being one of your main attacking outlets, is pitiful. There is no way Lee Clark and Huckerby should have been let go either. Huckerby would walk into our current side.

  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #3
  • lochinvar

    Nov 16, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Aarons is the youngster in that group and potential doesn’t just disappear unless there’s more to it that we know. We also need a squad for the FA Cup run and that could be the plan and his proving ground. Think he should stay. Mbemba as well. Haidara deserves a chance – whether or not it’s with our FA cup squad reminds to be seen. If we offload these nine Ed then there’s a lot of buying to be done for January to ensure that we have a squad strong enough to stay well up the Premiership table.

  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Michael O’Neill rejects Sunderland job approach
    Chris Coleman the new favourite

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 16, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #6

    I am sure this blog is of immense amusement to the out side viewers!

    ..,we have em all on here don’t we 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 16, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Career suicide getting involved with SAFC at the moment, in fact at any time. I think we’re going to see huge regret from Brady’s boys down at West Ham after getting a hold of mackem reject Moyes.

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 16, 2017 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Jesper -afternoon – true words we have em all on here.
    Ed’s blog acts like a Social Services refuge/care centre for all manner of folks.
    Ranging from gentlemen like myself to the lowest scally scumbags and within that range are found idiots,lunatics, guttersnipes, self appointed blog social workers, gobshites. I should hasten to add those are the minority with most being a decent bunch.

  • Ben Afri

    Nov 16, 2017 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m not surprised not to see Perez there but based on his performance, I’d say he should be in that list. I’d like to see Mbemba, Aarons and Mitro given a chance. When Mbemba’s featured, he’s looked decent but I can understand him not playing when we have CB’s that partner up as well as they do. Aarons, I can’t see how Murphy can be ahead of him on the bench. I’m all for giving the fringe players a chance to gain experience but Aarons has more promise in my opinion and should be getting at least some game time…As for Mitro, it’s become so hard defending this lad but the fact that he gets goals for his country can’t be ignored. Not sure what’s really happening behind the scenes, but he has to be better than Joselu if he can get his head straight.

    Someone on this blog disagreed with me when I said that Gayle should be sold, but he or she correctly stated that he plays better alongside a target man. I was wrong, but now I’d like to see him play alongside Mitro.

    That said, I still trust Rafa as stubborn as he is. He probably has 1000 reasons for every action he considers, which I won’t complain too much about.


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