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Four Players To Leave Newcastle This Summer

As well as bringing some good players into Newcastle this summer, manager Alan Pardew will also try to unload some of the fringe players currently on Tyneside, and on high wages too.

Xisco – can Newcastle offload him this summer?

Here are four players who are almost certain to be offloaded by Newcastle this summer.


The difficulty with Xisco is we may not be able to unload him, because he’s on a fat contract at the club and he still has over a couple of years to go. Xisco is said to be on around £50K/week at Newcastle.
That’s one reason we shouldn’t sign up new players on 5 year deals and huge wages, until we know what they’re really like.
And then we can always extend and improve the contracts, much like the club did with the great Cheick Tiote recently.

Sol Campbell

Sol’s gamble to sign for Newcastle, and Newcastle’s gamble on signing a 35 year-old last summer (he’s now 36), has hardly worked, and we don’t expect Newcastle to offer Sol a new deal in the summer. Sol is on around £50K/week at Newcastle – a rough estimate.

Wayne Routledge

It seems that Wayne again couldn’t cut it in the Premier League this season, and with QPR likely to be promoted and the fee already agreed between the two clubs, we think it’s highly likely Wayne will be a QPR player next season.
That”s one reason Newcastle are looking at wingers to bring in over the summer months. We’re not too sure of what wage Wayne is one – let’s guess around £500K/week.

Alan Smith

Alan’s ankle injury could make it very difficult for him to come back anywhere near as good as he was.  Alan had to readjust his fame after breaking the same ankle in a terrible injury when he was at Manchester United, and he settled back into a defensive midfield position.
Alan has just one year left on his contract at Newcastle and we think the likelihood that he could move on in the summer is high.  Alan is on around £60K/week at Newcastle.

If Newcastle offload those four fringe players, they’ll save around £170K/week in wages, which is just short of £9M/year.

It’s hard to think we’d miss any of those players, since three of the four are not even playing at Newcastle at the moment.

Some other players who may be borderline include James Perch, who seems a decent enough utility player to keep at the club, and we think Ryan Taylor is a good utility player, and we certainly don’t want Ryan to move on.

Other players who could be laving Newcastle in the summer include Jose Enrique, because he wants to, and if Alan Pardew decides he needs to offload a goalkeeper, then Tim Krul or Fraser Forster could move out.

The likelihood would be that it will be Fraser, who turns 23 on Thursday, St. Patrick’s day.

Since the UEFA Fair Play rules go into effect in the summer for European clubs, Newcastle will be keen to offload fringe players who are on huge wages at the club.

That will help clear the way for around six top new players coming to Tyneside this summer. 😀

Let us know who you think should be moved on this summer.

Howay The Lads!!

38 comments so far

  • GAZ09

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Routledge 500k a week?

  • Miikkuks

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #2

    “We’re not too sure of what wage Wayne is one – let’s guess around £500K/week”

    Cmoon, that’s not even a joke 😀

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Wayne Routledge on “let’s guess around £500K/week”. Get rid. This has to make him the highest paid footballer in history?

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #4

    don’t forget about squad size – I think 5 or 6 need to go out to make room for 5 or 6 in. I’d add Perch + 1 goalie to go out.

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Coupled with all these evictions, we have sales, plus other departures to consider. It seems there will be maybe 4 or 5 players left from the “happy changing room” when the team reconvenes next summer. Well, there are lot’s of yard, tag, rummage and garage sales from May till July- let’s see what the scouts (bargain hunters, junk pickers) can find. At least the NUFC checks will not bounce.

  • Rangerman

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #6

    I’d estimate…

    Xisco – £40k
    Campbell – £35k
    Smith – £60k
    Routledge – £15k

  • chuck

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #7

    So Routledge is only making twenty six million a year ?
    Wow, thats all ?

  • Tonytoon73

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #8

    500k a week you are having laugh.do you not mean 5k.

  • Drona

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Come on its a typo obviously. Stop jumping on Ed’s back so easily and use your heads please

  • davybtoon

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #10

    id add kuqi, lovenkrands and guthrie n jose that aswell

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Drona, I think we all no that it’s a typo. Just some of us have a sense of humour and are having a joke. Laugh, try it.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #12

    I think we all no 🙁 sorry meant. I think we all know 🙂 .

  • davybtoon

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #13

    reserves just been beat off a very strong west ham team 3-2, r young lads are really comin on great the likes of keane, boa morte, illunga, faubert n seasrs n hines were all playing

  • gardiner

    Mar 15, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Alan Smith is on 60,000 a week
    Xisco is on 50,000 a week
    Sol Campbell 30,000 a week
    Wayne Routledge 21,000 a week

  • Tonytoon73

    Mar 15, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #15

    drona you have the right name. change the d&r and put m in and what do you get.Nobody is having a go at Ed.

  • BigKirky

    Mar 15, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #16

    If we do offload some of these guys mentioned and sign 5 or 6 of the ones we’ve been linked with, I think il be pleased enough. And most importantly, keeping at least Joey hopefully Jose as well.

  • UTD111

    Mar 15, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Would be crazy to offload Forster or Krul. Forster has been doing some great stuff at Celtic and Krul has also shown us what he can do. He won’t find many better keepers out there for the future so why sell either of them?

  • gorskino10

    Mar 15, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #18

    But if we look at “Possible” players being sold

    Jose Enrique
    Alan Smith

    Then if we loan out:

    Lua Lua
    + Other Res/Youth

    Our backup will be depleted and atm we have one (if not) the smallest squads in EPL we cannot afford to keep selling, although some of the above i agree with but we need to REPLACE and then BUILD on that with players of higher quality say (Doumbia/Gervinhio/Perotti etc.)

    Its gunna be a key summer if we dont spent wisly or show our intent of IMPROVING from this season then others will leave because we are not showing enough to make them stay.
    This could affect the WHOLE squad and ruin our changes or doing well and maybe even EPL survival for next season its jepurdy.

    We better gear up for an overlly fustrating window and selling players or buying some we dont agree with.

  • G

    Mar 15, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Gorskino @ 17, I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but there are a few other factors that we have take into account, firstly, I think we need to remember that financially, whilst we are quite stable, we are also still recovering from relegation. Next years accounts will be interesting reading indeed. Secondly, the ruling on pub football could significantly damage the amount of football TV revenues being generated, a lot of clubs may be wary of this fact, and hold out on the transfers, which brings me to my next point, the financial fair play rules. It still isn’t clear how tough the authorities are going to be on this one yet, certainly for next season. It would be prudent to try and shift as many of the top earners who are unlikely to play (Alan Smith for instance) prior to making any big signings. We could drop ourselves in a whole lot of trouble if we are stuck with big earners decorating the bench if EUFA / FIFA decide to start making examples. I think a lot of clubs are going to be waiting to see before diping into the market too fast, and we would be wise to do the same.

  • boztoon

    Mar 15, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #20

    One minute I feel so optimistic reading this blog n knowing people think n feel the same as me then the next minute all doom n gloom n miserable again.
    When we went 1-0 up against we were 6th for a little while most people thinking of Europe then by end of weekend we lose n drop few places then misery of everyone leaving n all this stuff!
    Chin up lads let’s get a point or 3 at stoke then we can all be a little chearpy again hey?but if we lose then more misery I guess!

  • boztoon

    Mar 15, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #21


  • PureGeordie

    Mar 15, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #22


    Upson – free
    Ireland – 5-6m
    Gervinho – 10m
    Wickham – 10m
    another CF – 10m



    Ben Arfa

    NEW CF<<<<<<<<

    Simpson Taylor Colo Enrique
    Barton Tiote Nolan/Ireland
    Gervinho NEW CF BenArfa

  • giimps

    Mar 15, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Dont the fair play regs only affect european competitors?
    I cant see us in Europe next season, and by the end of next season ,if we are challenging for europe, Smithy xisco etc will be on their last year or be already gone.
    I think we are in year 3 of Cashleys rebuild this year and he wanted europe by end of year 5.
    Not sure if relegation put us back a year or whether the financial structure/plan is still in place for this.
    I suppose the dosh from recent sales will have helped massively so we should be looking good and pushing forward towards europe/top 8 by end of next year.
    Whatever anyone thinks of the fat tw(-)t he seems to be doing things right financially, which bodes well for the future.
    Better than Fat Fred and the rest bankrupting the club and me not having a club to support anymore (which was highly probable by all accounts).

  • gorskino10

    Mar 15, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #24


    Agreed, Smith/Xisco wages are crazy and we should unload em not sure why we dont swap Smith for Gradel? but anyway

    Isnt it another excuse saying cause it “May” happen with UEFA/FIFA’s new rule thats “Why we didnt spend” and then even if this rule wasnt put into motion then we would get the excuse like pardew has used “Oh its too tought the transfer market everyone doesnt want to sell blah blah blah”

    The players see him not reinvesting that money into the squad and tbh out of that money i dont expect it ALL but i expect ATLEAST £25 Mill.

    I dont want us to splash £10 Mill here and £10 Mill there but spend the little money wisely get ATLEAST 3 new players in 1 TOP striker and backup as if we are getting rid or even loaning out players like Ranger atm they are backup and needed if they are gone we need a replacement and players who can offer us something different.

  • boztoon

    Mar 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Defoe for the toon

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 15, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #27

    PureGeordie @ 22
    your squad looks fine – presumably 25 + youngsters
    but it only makes 2 changes (not including Ireland) to the 1st team – I don’t think that is stong enough – I’d like to see another top defender in place of willo (sorry)


    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #28

    There are a few of you jumping on ED for a TYPO !

    Nit picking ? yeah …Get A life.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #29

    ONLINE GUY, don’t you recognise a joke when you see one. Get a life yourself.

  • davybtoon

    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #30

    i really think frazer forster should n will be new no 1 next season he has played 2 full seasons with celtic n norwich he is ready take over

  • fungus44

    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #31

    how do we know what any player on a week we don,t work at the club ,all speculation ,we wil only know if they come out and say what they on A C left because cesspool ofered him more than fat ash would any player would do the same now aday,s as money now talk,s in football ,just playing the game doe,s not matter now it,s money

  • AndyMac

    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #32

    davybtoon says:

    “i really think frazer forster should n will be new no 1 next season he has played 2 full seasons with celtic n norwich he is ready take over”

    Its debatable whether Norwich in Div 2 was a better standard than Celtic in the SPL but he’s still a long way short of experiencing BPL football at the highest level.

    To round off his “education”, I’d loan out Forster to one of the promoted clubs (in the BPL) next season with an agreement that he starts all games unless injured. Ironically that could be Norwich again.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #33

    OUT: Name – fee – wage (better say estimations, before I’m scorned).

    Xisco – £1m – £35k
    Loven – £500k – £15k

    Smith – free – £60k
    Raylor – £2m – £25k
    Guthrie – £2m – £25k
    Routledge – £2m – £20k

    Perch – £500k – £15k
    Sol – expired – £30k
    Jose (unfortunately) – £12m – £30k

    Total = £20m + £35m = £55m
    -£255k + -£30k (AC) + -£15k (JB) = -£300k pw


    Djibril Cisse (if it transpires he does become available on a free) – Free – £50k
    Sturridge – £10m – £40k

    Gervinho – £10m – £40k
    Jarvis – £4m – £30k
    Adam – Free – £40k

    Baines – £10m – £45k

    Give eagle-eyed Carr, £6m to play with, purchasing 2 or 3 ‘unknowns’, wages equalling a max of £55k pw.

    Total = -£40m
    +£300k pw

    Would be nice, eh?

  • Rangerman

    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #34

    A lot depends on where he plans on playing Ben Arfa who (pardon the cliche) will be like a new signing too.

    I would like to see 4 players coming in capable of walking into the first team at RB, CB, LW and striker with Ben Arfa playing in the hole.

    Then some random squad players to compete for places and replace those on big wages going out.

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Mar 15, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Howay the lads! What’s going on mates. Good to be back on here with my toon army brothers.

    Couldn’t agree more About unloading those four players. They cannot wear the shirt. But we have to be careful unloading players cuz our squad is so small. We need to bring in 3 or 4 squad players who can add competition for places and fill out the squad. If we unload 6 players in the summer w have to replace them plus 3 or 4 bodies just to make the squad durable. Every year it seems injuries have us bringing in academy players who aren’t ready to be blooded. Right now our squad is too thin for English football ( premiership, fa cup, and carling cup campaigns) how do we expect to compete in Europe if we ever qualify with a squad that’s too thin for England. We need bodieS mates and that’s on top of qualify players!!


  • Brutooon

    Mar 15, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Totally agreed Smith and Xisco wages are total madness

    Smith – good as a motivator, not a player. Old enough, cant pass, cant tackle, and we got Tiote which is 10 times better than him (and Gosling as backup). If he boost the team morale, then hire him as a motivator.

    Xisco- i know most of u guys said he wasnt given enough chances, but my opinion is that he is not GOOD ENOUGH. he is on a 50k per week and enjoying it every single minutes of it.

  • Bao Zheng

    Mar 16, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #37

    Getting rid of non performing assets on ridiculously high wages is an attractive idea, question is how exactly are you going to persuade the buying club to take on for example Alan Smith even on a free if they have to give him a contract for 50,000 a week, or persuade Alan Smith to tear up a contract that’s still worth nearly 3 million pounds for basically hanging out. Hire a motivational speaker? My guess is one reason we have a 5 year plan is because we have no choice but to let 5 year contracts expire. We may see some pay offs if Mike can write off the costs as a tax loss against that 35m but my guess is we lost more than that anyway so tax not a problem.

  • shearermania

    Mar 16, 2011 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #38

    AMINI is probably the biggest talent in australia at the moment….i cant say if hes going to be good in the future (hes only 17) cause the a-league is so pathetic slow and full of crab players (even michael bridges is a star palyer here).
    but the good news is that we have invited him for a trial so the scouts are doing their job….


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