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Rafa Identifies Some Players Available For Transfer This Summer

Tim Krul, Achraf Lazaar and Emmanuel Riviere were left behind in Newcastle and were not included in the squad that flew to Dublin on Sunday and Rafa has now said they are available for transfer.

Chancel Mbemba also stayed behind on Tyneside but that was because of a visa problem, so it’s not clear if he is available for transfer. although if Newcastle

It’s likely if Newcastle do get a  decent bid for Chancel then he could be out the door as long as we can replace him this summer.

20 year-old local striker  Adam Armstrong was also left behind, but his future for next season is set and he will be on a season loan to Championship club Bolton Wanderers where he will hook up with newly signed Sammy Ameobi.

Tim Krul – available for transfer

Yesterday Rafa said the following when asked about the three players as reported in the Shields Gazette:

“Some of them players we left are available – it depends on the offer.”

“We have to adjust the squad. Some will leave, some will stay. But everyone on the fringe is available – if the price is right.”

“Some of the players we left are available, it depends on the offer.”

“Hopefully, when we go back we will have offers for different players, but my the priority for me is football and maximizing the time with the players.”

“It will help to move players on.” “But even without that, still we have enough money to do what we wanted to do.”

It looks like Rafa had already made up his mind before preseason that Krul, Riviere and Lazaar had no future. but the big surprise is with Tim Krul who hasn’t had much time to prove himself at Newcastle since being injured almost two years ago playing for Holland.

But the big surprise is with Tim Krul who hasn’t had much time to prove himself at Newcastle since being seriously injured almost two years ago playing for Holland.

But that’s football and we suppose it’s time to move on for a number of our players.

Other players who are expected to move include Karl Darlow, Daryl Murphy, Grant Hanley, Jack Colback and Henri Saivet.

It’s going to be a busy summer again with a fee finally agreed with Norwich for 22 year-old Jacob Murphy who should arrive in Dublin today to agree terms, have a medical and sign on the dotted line.

That would be good!

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think Rafa needed to assess Krul or Riviére
    Neither of them covered themselves with glory out on loan last season

  • Veltman

    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed, I think you should make a pole of “who is nufc best GK from the squad?”
    Cos I read that Elliot is cchp golie at best.One of the biggest laugh and comedy comment of the day.

  • toontaff2

    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #3

    That Riviere’s shyte, Rafa.
    Rafa ~ Nope, he’s not that good!

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Anybody got a link to Rafa’s ‘hopefully’ interview?

  • toontaff2

    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #5

    The 3 above will not generate much in sales. Hazaar is on a 5 year contract – he may take over the Rivierelinho job, if we can finally off-load the ‘PL goalscorer’.

  • toontaff2

    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Surprised Hanley and Daryl have not been snapped up by Championship sides, though. Should be 7/8 million for those 2.

  • Jib

    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #7

    It’s on a Chronicle page
    if you go back just one or 2 threads someone has posted a link

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Thanks, Jib.

  • SouthLincsToon

    Jul 18, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m glad to see Saivet given a little chance to prove himself. He was bought into a team dropping like a stone and never got a fair chance to prove himself.

  • goalseeker

    Jul 18, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #10

    It should be players coming in that we see not players going out. Yes, some should be moved on but why is it other clubs – West Ham- the Baggies etc appear to be able to negotiate with players agents and get them across the line. Ah! I know the difference is Charnley. That man since the day he took over the chair that is too big for him has proved he has been promoted a rung too far. He cannot negotiate look at his great stand with Norwich, he ends up again after much delay paying the price they really wanted in the first place. He thinks that having names on his sheet of players that Benitez wants is being successful I suppose it is if he can read. Success is when a manager identifies a player and the chairman shifts heaven and earth to get him. One way to pee a manager off is to continually see those players go to other clubs. The loyal Benitez supports him in public by saying things like the transfer market is crazy it is so crazy that other clubs are signing the players he wanted. When will someone say to Charnley if you cannot negotiate successfully for PL players go to a championship club don’t just sit there taking your indecent salary for making excuses? The manager only says who he would like he is not the one who brings them in, his name can draw players but it does not negotiate contracts. It may please Ash that he has an incompetent chairman as he spends no money. True we did not share the TV pot as we came up but neither did the other promoted clubs but they want to stay in the PL and press on we obviously don’t. Now is the time to say goodbye – goodbye. Are you listening to your supporters, Ash?

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jul 18, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #11

    I think your point is well made, goalseeker, but it will fall on deaf ears here. Constructive criticism of the regime is heresy.


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