Ten Newcastle First Team Players Who Will Leave Newcastle This Summer


For the third season running Rafa will have a clear out of players at Newcastle as he builds a Premier League side that can start competing for a top six position in the Premier League.

At the very least next season Rafa will want to compete in the top half of the season and not be concerned about relegation.

We looked at players in February who could leave the club, and we included Jonjo Shelvey, but he will not be leaving this summer.

That’s after the English International has been in top form in the last month as Newcastle have surged away from the relegation zone.

These players will likely leave Newcastle this summer.

Aleksandar Mitrovic – will leave Newcastle this summer

Jesus Gamez, Sadio Haidara, and Curtis Good have contracts that are up at the end of June, and they will not be renewed.

Rolando Aarons hasn’t had a good loan spell at Hellas Verona this year and will also not have his contract renewed when it runs out in June.

Rafa for some reason has never rated central midfielder Henri Saivet, and he will be available as will local lad Jack Colback.

We expect Jack to resist being transferred permanently so he can become a free agent next year (and also keep on his high Newcastle wages for another year) when his contract runs out.

On the other hand, Newcastle could easily get £5M for him from a good Championship club; he’s played really well for Nottingham Forest on loan this year.

Chancel Mbemba doesn’t seem to be rated by Rafa, and he will be sold this summer if a decent bid comes in for him – he could even move to another Premier League side.

Rafa will need to bring in some new strikers this summer, and we could see both in this both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle leave the club.

There’s no reason why Newcastle couldn’t get at least £30M in total for those two players.

Mitro has been great at Fulham on loan this year scoring 9 goals with a single assist in only 12 games.

If Fulham are promoted it’s likely,they will want to make the deal for Mitro permanent.

And we don’t think Mitro’s excellent goalscoring form for the London club will alter Rafa’s opinion of him.

It seems that Mitro’s style doesn’t seem to fit the counter-attacking football Rafa plays at Newcastle.

And finally, time may be up for local lad Adam Armstrong who hasn’t been able to shine when he’s been on loan to Championship clubs Barnsley and Bolton.

He’s doing well now with League One Blackburn Rovers with 9 goals and 2 assists in 14 total appearances, but we think he will be released by Rafa this summer.

That’s one of the harsh realities of football.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note – apparently I have made an error (again) – Rolando Aarons signed a contract extension until 2021 – so it doesn’t run out this June.


136 comments so far

  • jezza442

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Can’t see Armstrong leaving, first half season back at Blackburn then if we’re cruising by Christmas he could be brought back to get some experience off the bench if we’re winning games .

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  • 9

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Sadly, I don’t think Arma is going to make it at PL level. Remember Chops? Same deal, wish I would be wrong. We desperately need some local talent coming through. Perhaps Peter isn’t the best man to be in charge?

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  • Pottsclock

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #3

    No thank you Tammy Abraham. You had your chance and chose someone else. Plus, you’re not really that good, are you?

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Behave Ed. Arma can’t be judged on playing a defensive left wing role for Bolton. A striker’s as good as the service he gets and he’s showing that now.
    You should read the plaudits he’s getting from his team mates on the Blackburn site. They all believe without a doubt he has the ability to make it in the PL.
    He’s just turned 21 ffs. He certainly doesn’t miss the chances we’ve been missing this season. He’s the most clinical striker we have on our books.
    I think Rafa will give him a chance before he even thinks about moving him on. Then it’s down to the lad himself to show he can cut it.
    If we let him go without giving him a chance we will live to regret it. He’s ideal for Rafa’s counter attacking style, with blistering pace and clinical finishing. He’s like Gayle, but scores goals.
    We send players out on loan to get used to competitive football, something they don’t really get with U23’s. Then they come back and generally get a chance to convince the gaffer they can do it at a higher level. I have every confidence this kid can cut it. The quality of his goals speak fir themselves.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Magscar for an elderly blog statesman you have a thin skin. It isn’t actually all about you. I don’t even disagree that there are alternative scenarios, palatable or otherwise. I just find it ironic that posters are rapped on the knuckles for not debating in what some perceive as an acceptable” manner.

    and contrary to what spoof says, I do post the ocassional football-related observation even though, and again it seems this is a hard to grip concept, this is not a football blof – its for things NUFC – related. That doesn’t necessarily mean its all about the round thing that gets booted about.
    ?
    Sorry Spoof, but if its hurtful to you to see my engaging in debate with others as “squabbling” then you might want to lower your standards for your own healths sake
    ?

    ” It works much better with debate and attempts to understand other views even when not similar to your own” there you go. irony encapsulated.

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  • da9el88

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #6

    So Ed, what are you on about Aarons? he signed a new contract in 2016, it doesnt go out this season, it ends in 2021 …

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Mitro is history. If I were Rafa I would be wondering why he never turned on the current style in the previous two years at his own club. No, I would propbably be seething, and typing out the gumtree advert while doing it.

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #8

    9, How do you compare Arma to Chopra? Two completely different players. I’ve watched Arma since he was 16 mate. Even travelled to a couple of U18 away games I was that impressed. There’s no logic in saying just because Chopra and Campbell didn’t make it, Arma won’t. Just because they came through the same academy. That’s like saying he will make it because Carroll made it. 🙂
    He might not make it. It’s a tough world, but writing him off at his age whilst he’s scoring for fun makes no sense.
    I see Rafa giving him a chance first. And I see Arma grabbing that chance with both hands.

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  • Mag :P

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Hmm. Tammy, or Armstrong.

    If we could outright buy Tammy then I would prefer him.

    He has experience over Armstrong at premier league level, he has overtaken him in the England squad and I just feel like he has more potential. Over 20 goals was it in his debut season in the championship? Impressive.

    And do people really want to keep Ashley in charge? Unbelievable after the 10 years we have suffered under him.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Perhaps Armstrongs best chance at progress is to get back to his own club and be an understudy to two decent PL strikers under the tutelage of Sr. Benitez, not sloshing around in the mud at footballs forgotten backwaters and rubbing shoulders with the hacks and journeymen of yesterdays game.

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #11

    You know what’s likely to turn a man to drink? It’s when everyone who knows you don’t drink bugs you for lifts when they’ve been drinking!! 🙂
    Oh well, I can always come back later I suppose. Anyone else want picking up around Ashington whilst I’m at it? 🙂

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #12

    I don’t see the logic in letting Arma go now, he could go to the championship on loan next year with his current club and manager.

    If he’s ready now by all means bring him back but I wouldn’t get shot just yet.

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  • Pottsclock

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s a shame that we cannot recall Armstrong for the last few games of the season. Once safety is in place it would be the perfect opportunity to give him a few run outs as a sub. Doing that at the start of next season and before we have accumulated points will be a bit risky – particularly as new strikers will in fact be arriving in the summer (optimist) and they’ll want game time even in pre-season.
    My view – he needs to be loaned to a good Championship club till Christmas next season. Then let’s see. By good I also mean one that will accommodate him playing as an out-and-out striker

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  • jane

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #14

    “I just find it ironic that posters are rapped on the knuckles for not debating in what some perceive as an acceptable” manner.”

    i understood what Magscar was saying and which posts he was referring to and agree with him.

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  • 9

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Bobby, good for you – you know more about Arma than I do by a country mile, and I would love it if your faith was justified, however, I just don’t see it. Let’s see – it would be really great if we could provide a home-produced winner : it’s been a long time since that happened (oh, Andy Carroll) (oh, hasn’t turned out to be a winner) (Personally, I’d have him back in a flash)

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Thats nice jane.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #17

    and typically generic.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Mag :P, I just did a reverse image search on your avatar, it comes up as “Toddler”.

    That amused me.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Think longstaff is a player that’s never really talked about on here, bar me lol. He’s having a good first full season. Should have been sent to championship in Jan but what can you do. He’s likely to hit double figures in goals from midfield. Very good.

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  • Mag :P

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Yup, I’m a 20 year old toddler eh? 😀

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Bobby
    You are a scholar and a gentleman.
    I quite fancy a few beers in the hostelries of Gosforth. Any chance you could run me home from the high street later, say about half eleven?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #22

    It’s time you grew up mag 😉

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #23

    Bobby
    Can you pick me up from boro?

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Is Merino fully fit after his back injury ?
    Just have a feeling that we might see him at some point against Arsenal

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Young Mag, those goals he scored for Bristol City were all tap ins. Granted, you need to be there to put them in, but you also need another string to your bow – like creating your own goals and scoring from various ranges.
    Arma played in two teams totally unsuitable to progressing him, but he still got experience from those games. I lost count of the times he set off on runs, only to pull up frustrated because the midfield failed to spot him, or simply couldn’t provide the passes needed.
    It’s no coincidence that he’s back with a manager who knows exactly what service he needs to get the best out of him, and high quality goals are flowing again.
    With Shelvey and Merino providing those passes, he’ll score for fun.
    Tsunki’s right insomuch that he’d be better off here now, learning from a true master. Training with the first team I have no doubt in my mind it would only be a matter of time before he broke into the first team. Check out the quality, along with the quantity of his goals working with Mowbray.
    I reiterate, a striker is only as good as the service he gets. Give him the service and he simply doesn’t miss. He’d get that service with Shelvey, just like Gayle has. He’s such a natural finisher and you can’t teach that, it’s instinct.
    As I said, he might not make it, but it’s far too early to even think about writing him off. He’s only just turned 21. Time to bring him back and give him the chance to show what he can do in a team providing balls he can make the most of. If he fails, he fails, but even if he fails here he’ll make a good living out the game. Personally I have no doubt in my mind, having watched him on his journey, that he’ll take his chance. No doubt whatsoever.

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Aye lads, wait outside the pub and I’ll be along shortly 🙂 Later chaps.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #27

    If Gayle goes in the summer it’s perhaps for personal reasons and to move to a London based Championship side then so be it, perhaps his bench spot here is then taken by Armstrong who could certainly feed off the likes of Shelvey and Kennedy and do damage to most teams especially later on in games as a sub.

    Just means we then need to sign that elusive top class striker

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  • Mag :P

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Okay, I’ve grown a ‘beard’ (bad attempt like) so there. I’m grown up now Ronaldo.

    Bobby, look, I’m not doubting that Armstrong won’t make it in this league. For all I know he might do exactly as you say in a team with higher quality players. But if he doesn’t miss, if he’s ‘perfect’ for our team wouldn’t he be given his chance by Rafa this season? Rather then loaning him to a poor championship squad which will only hamper his progress? Let’s not kid ourselves here, tammy wasn’t playing in a world class team in the championship either, Bristol city are better then Bolton, but they aren’t top tier. So 20 goals (regardless of how he got them) is an impressive return. He’s already made the jump to the premier league (with multiple teams wanting his signature) and he’s also already made it as an England international… It’s fair to assume that he has leap-frogged arma, isn’t it?

    Right now (not in the future) Armstrong is scoring for fun – in league one – which is where he has proven his goalscoring prowess beforehand. So is that down to being played by someone who knows how to get the best out of him? Or is that league his level? It’s hard to say when he has strurged twice in the championship with poor teams. Who’s to say that if he stays at Blackburn next season he will light the league up? We simply have to wait and see. But until then, as of now, I would prefer we had Tammy in our squad because he has already made the step up.

    Yeah he’s not doing spectacularly but using your point regarding arma he’s not exactly in a team that is performing very well. Isn’t he there top scorer though? More then perez? If he was under Rafa and he knew how to get the best out of him (like Bristol) couldn’t he be a very good loan signing for us next season? (no doubt whilst Arma is still out in the championship)

    For the record, I do hope Arma makes it, but I’m simply judging them both off of what they have shown they can do.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #29

    jane

    Apr 10, 2018 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #13
    “I just find it ironic that posters are rapped on the knuckles for not debating in what some perceive as an acceptable” manner.”

    i understood what Magscar was saying and which posts he was referring to and agree with him.

    Pleased you did because no one else did !!!!!!!
    when was Magscar appointed judge and jury with the power to rule on what posters can and cannot post ??????????

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  • magscar

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Tsunki

    Irony I get and my skin is fine thank you.

    What I don’t get is the same old same old repeated on here like some kind of groundhog day rites of passage ( No I hate him more than you!! , get out of my club!! – ramp up the invective!!!) through the Ashley period in response to what other posters are genuinely posting or often just a random post. I think I preferred Col Angry of Surbiton bit more articulate even if it was really a rant dressed up.

    Surely purely ranting against Ashley’s tenure doesn’t really add to the debate any more 10 years in, there aren’t any Ashley fans left and more importantly there has been a sea change which effects have yet to fully materialise. Posters can retain their distrust, that’s fine but all I am asking is don’t simply throw only that into the current debate or sneer at posters seeking to debate possible outcomes to the best of their judgements taking into account what they can see and what others say.

    Now that threat of relegation has receded, a sale again becomes a possibility and Rafa’s future is to be decided soon so there is plenty to reasonably speculate on without having to continually acknowledge that Ashley is the devil incarnate. Can’t poster’s address what a poster says in a post not simply state Ashley won’t change – end of.

    And yet has Ashley changed? Well we have a world class manager in his prime and still here after 2 years of not being a yes man with a club being rebuilt bottom up so something has? Yes he only reacted to fortunate circumstance and that is exactly what I am guessing and hoping, that if the worst happens and he doesn’t sell that at least can happen again as others seemingly also speculate .

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  • Mag :P

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Struggling not strurged

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  • lesh

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Bobby

    If you’re veering south and pickin up at Middlesbrough tonight, would it be too much to ask you to pick me up from the Evening Star…. Brighton? Don’t feel guilty if you can’t – if your car’s fully booked it’s fully booked and I’ll understand.

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  • magscar

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #33

    hibbit

    I didn’t appoint myself at all and don’t think that is what it amounted to. My posts were in response to what others were saying to those speculating by repeating only the same tired old Ashley invective and no more.

    Inviting posters to contibute more than that to a debate surely isn’t being judge and jury. Don’t get drawn in by those who attack the man rather than the post – and no I am not Ian

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  • Bladey

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Bobbyblah
    Cannot give anybody a lift not in his mobility scooter anyway
    ASH OUT Rafa in

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  • hibbit

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #35

    magscar
    it never crossed my mind that you were Ian !!
    seems an odd thing to say when replying to a post????

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #36

    ed arons was given a new contract so is ours until 21 . arma is under contract until 20 and like bobbybee i think he should be given a chance either on loan or as a squad player ,longstaff,s contract should be extended only one year left . in my 61 years supporting nufc i have seen alot of youngsters let go to be replaced by players who cost money and were worse.

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  • Jib

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #37

    hibbit
    it never crossed my mind that you were Ian
    seems an odd thing to say when replying to a post

    No it doesn’t

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  • beermonkey

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Lesh

    You can catch the train from there to most places
    If your from round there area when did the private shop close

    I noticed it had closed when I drove by

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  • hibbit

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #37
    hibbit
    it never crossed my mind that you were Ian
    seems an odd thing to say when replying to a post

    No it doesn’t

    Ha did you forget to change identities/user name Jib ?????????????

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 10, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Magscar the frustrating thing for me here is I wasn’t actually rounding on you specifically but I do admit picking out part of your argument against those who wish to rant against Ashley – its their prerogative and it takes all sorts to “debate” and it comes in all flavours, some are more considered than others – but in the end it is true there is little we can do as paying customers but wait and see if and when the business changes hands and what effect that might have.

    I have more of an issue with the likes of “9” who writes in a suspiciously carl-ish style (forgive me if I sidestep to a “multiple” comment for a moment) who decided to wade in and scold any anti-ashley murmurings as if it was childish and pathetic and lacking in adult approach. it shows a lack of respect for the vast majority of the fan base who do actually (and quite rightly imho) despise Ashley for his methods and practices.

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