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Rafa To Sell These 8 First Team Players Plus 4 More To Be Released

The Chronicle are reporting that Rafa Benitez is ready to sell at least eight first team players this summer and that would be in addition to players who are released, when their contracts run out at the end of the month and are not renewed.

The players the Chronicle identifies as up for sale are hardly surprising with fringe players like Siem de Jong, Henri Saivet and Emmanuel Riviere being identified as those we will try to sell this summer.

It also seems that local lad Jack Colback no longer has a future at the club and he will be sold along with more obvious candidates like Grant Hanley, Daryl Murphy, Achraf Lazaar, and Massadio Haidara.

Jack Colback photo

Local lad Jack Colback up for sale

The Chronicle names these eight players as being up for sale this summer:

  1. Siem de Jong
  2. Henri Saivet
  3. Emmanuel Riviere
  4. Jack Colback
  5. Grant Hanley
  6. Daryl Murphy
  7. Achraf Lazaar
  8. Massadio Haidara

Not sure why Jesus Gamez isn’t also on that list since he hardly played last season.

And in addition the following players will not have their contracts renewed at the end of the month when they run out.

  1. Yoan Gouffran
  2. Vurnon Anita
  3. Sammy Ameobi
  4. Haris Vuckic

Goalkeeper Tim Krul is not named in the list, but he also seems to have an uncertain future at Newcastle.

Krul should bring some reasonable money into the coffers, with Rafa reported to be after a senior goalkeeper to bring in this summer who has plenty of Premier League experience.

Of course the irony in that is that’s exactly what Tim has, with over 130 PL appearances to his name for Newcastle United.

And other players would could still be moved out this summer include Kevin Mbabu, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba.

So there will certainly be  a massive clear out of players this summer, as well as there being up to 8 new first team players coming through the door.

It’s going to be busy.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far


    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Shocked to see Colback name on there tbh going to need players like him

  • martoon

    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Like I said the other day that’s hardly cutting edge reporting – I think most of us could have come up with a very similar list. I am surprised Colback is on the list, I know he is not popular with some posters but I thought Rafa liked him – I wonder if that is based on a whisper or they are guessing like us?


    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Someone hearted my comment about Colback I think this may be the most popular he’s ever been on here in years

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Gonna need another midfielder in, or two, unless Mbemba moves forward.

  • kc2012

    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #5

    I rate Anita, would like to see him get a new short term deal atleast. I think we’ll see a few incomings shortly….Hopefully

  • hibbit

    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    the truth is we haven’t got a clue who’s an option and who’s not
    and the press are as much in the dark as us.


    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #7

    The transfer merry-go-round goes on and on….nee clue which player we’ll see next being linked….bat-thingy from chelsea linked again this morning and heard that lukaku back to chelsea for a 100m!

  • beermonkey

    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #8


    I will give u another like enjoy your day

    It’s all guess work I would think but
    Given the man rafa is I would have thought he would have spoken to the players and told them to find new clubs and there not in his plans. So there might be whispers

  • getoutofworeclub

    Jun 7, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #9

    I can’t believe that posters on here r shocked that colback is on that list really the kid is sh1t if we don’t buy already 8 to 9 new players this season we will struggle now I trust Rafa but I don’t trust Ashley but Rafa is staying so he must be getting backed but we will see in the next month or so but just remember this lads yes we won the league last season but we still snuggled so this team needs a massive clear out I would say 5 players tops in wore team rite now r worth keeping the rest sell at am surprised dummet isn’t on that list to sell the kid is not good enough I don’t think he good enough in the championship we need better.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 7, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Colback has been horrendous! No room for sentiment…….

  • BeeGuy

    Jun 7, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #11

    Some, or most, will still be around, and playing, if no one will sign for the Mags. We need to see some new names on contracts.


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