Newcastle United named only 24 players for their squad for the Premier League for the remaining half of the Premier League.
PLayers who tuned 21 after January 1st, 2017 don’t have to be included in the list and therefore our loan signing Kenedy is not included.
Including only 24 players is to be expected with six players – Mitrovic (Fulham), Woodman (Aberdeen), Aarons (Hellas Verona – Serie A), Sterry (Crewe), and Saivet (Sivasspor- Turkey), Colback (Nottingham Forest) – all now out on loan.
Two center backs – Australian Curtis Good and Ashington-born Macauley Gillesphey make up the 24 players, and they are unlikely to feature at all this season.
Both are left-footed and can also play at left-back.
Curtis Good – will become a free agent in the summer
Here’s the 24 man squad that Newcastle submitted to the Premier League yesterday with * indicating homegrown players:
Gamez Duarte, Jesus
Gayle, Dwight Devon Boyd*
Gutierrez, Ayoze Perez
Hayden, Isaac Scot*
Lejeune, Florian Gregoire Claude
Manquillo Gaitan, Javier
Mato Sanmartin, Jose Luis (Joselu)
Mbemba, Chancel Mangulu
Murphy, Jacob Kai*
Ritchie, Matthew Thomas*
Twasam, Christian Atsu
Curtis Good signed for us from Melbourne Heat six years ago and he has not been a success at Newcastle mainly because of all the injuries he has sustained.
He will leave Newcastle as a free agent at the end of June when his contract expires.
If Rafa is still here is the summer and we are a Premier League club he will make lots of improvements in the squad for next season.
Rafa will get significant transfer funds whoever the owner is because of the significant money Newcastle will get from the Premier League in May.