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These Players Could Leave Newcastle In January



Rafa Benitez will try to get Mike Ashley involved in the January transfer window, and Rafa will want up to four players brought in this January.

Some will be on loan from the continent, but the manager may want to see the owner break Newcastle’s record transfer in January to convince him to stay on as manager at Newcastle.

It’s still undecided whether Rafa will stay at Newcastle.

But there could be some players leaving Newcastle in January.

If Florian Lejeune is fit by then, Rafa could well allow Ciaran Clark to leave the club.

If Lejeune is fit – Ciaran Clark could be allowed to leave permanently or on loan in January

Newcastle would want at least the £5M they paid Aston Villa for him in the summer of 2016 – and Ciaran has become a better player under Rafa at Newcastle.

The 32 times capped Republic of Ireland International was left out of the Ireland squad for this International break, and he now seems the odd one out at Newcastle.

The outstanding form of our two new center-backs Federico Fernandez and Fabian Schar have put Clark down to 5th place in the pecking order.

If Ciaran doesn’t go in January he could be transferred in the summer; his current contract at Newcastle runs through June 2021.

He got the job done for Newcastle when he partnered captain Jamaal Lascelles in the promotion season in the Championship – Ciaran helped us get promoted, and he did great!

21-year-old goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is almost sure to go out on loan to get some first team games, and if Freddie doesn’t leave, then Rob Elliot could be allowed to move on loan.

But only one of the goalkeepers will leave in January with the other goalkeeper backing up  Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow.

And there’s a decent possibility that Achraf Lazaar could go out on loan for the second half of the season.

The Moroccan has no future under Rafa at Newcastle, and he may even be able to get a loan deal (or permanent deal) arranged with Genoa.

It looked like he was on his way to Genoa in August, but the club changed their mind at the last moment.

Reports last month suggested Genoa could be interested in taking the player in January.

Rafa may also allow one or two of the top young players at Newcastle – like Sean Longstaff or Elias Sorensen – get some first-team football out on loan for the second half of the season.

And we’re not sure what the status of Isaac Hayden is – although he still seems to want to leave Newcastle, but Rafa will want him to stay at least through the summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


136 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 18, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Well done the “Kids” of England, blo0dy good win!

    6
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #2

    With a squad of 25
    You need every position duplicated
    plus
    3 utility players
    Clark is a half decent defensive cover man.

    4
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Very clever subs by Southgate
    He knew that with Croatia’s fixture
    congestion that they would get “leggy”
    after an hour.

    5
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #4

    I thought Delph had a good game and to think we could probably have bought him cheaply a couple of seasons ago, is he a St Georges Park product?

    3
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Funny how a lot of foreign mag fans disappear
    when England do well.
    They may love the Toon
    but it doesn’t extend to the 3 lions
    😀

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib
    Might have been different if we had someone in the tea.!

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Team, even!

    2
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Bill
    to sort of answer your question about Fabian Delph
    He doesn’t play too much for them but he trains daily with
    Man City , arguably the best squad of players in the PL.

    3
  • ashleysmate

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Never realised Atsu donates part of his salary to the less fortunate in his home country.
    Well done son, well done

    18
  • OneAlanShearer

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #10

    If we are looking like staying up I highly doubt Ashley will spend. Certainly not big. I see him letting rafa run his contract down then getting some yes man in instead.

    It’ll be another decade before the bloke sells the club. Make a profit or he wont sell.

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #11

    ashleysmate
    The clue is in his first name
    Christian

    4
  • jane

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #12

    “Funny how a lot of foreign mag fans disappear
    when England do well.”

    tbf there was little interest on here from home based toon fans either

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #13

    I disagree on Clarke, as good as he was in the Championship he should have been sold in the summer, Lejuenes injury meant Ferdandez coming in. This should have been a natural progression before the injury. If you’re going to carry utility players you want them half decent in three positions and of a lot better quality than Manquillo and certainly better than Clarke at LB. With three other CB’s here for me Clarke is surplus, he’ll fetch 6 or 7M to a decent Championship club.

    2
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Rafa said last month that the PL template
    has changed in the last couple of seasons
    It has fallen from 40 points to secure safety
    to about 33/34.
    Rafa has stated many times that his vision
    of a club , is winning things occasionally. If
    he has sensed that Ashley doesn’t buy into
    that he’ll be offmans.
    Conversely if he stays it will be because he
    thinks Ashley has changed his view of ownership

    5
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Fair point Jane

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Jiblets,
    I worked with a Nigerian called Commando, he didn’t charge around the rig scaling blast walls and blowing things up, another one called Precious who was anything but. The clue wasn’t in their names.

    14
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #17

    It’ll be interesting to see how Fabian Schar
    handles the very potent Belgian attack later
    this evening

    3
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail for Ashley
    You really are a cross-grained prick
    Do you get many slaps on the rigs ?

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Aye,
    He’s said he’s not here to fight relegation battles. If Ashley was serious about keeping him here he would have started work on the new training facilities already.

    2
  • lesh

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Ron Knee

    You’ve been watching the storks (you think) circulating overhead?

    Should someone have kept her hand on her ha’penny or are you looking forward to the day?

    🙂

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #21

    lesh

    Mr and Mrs Knee could be in for the shock of their lives!

    4
  • Online Guy

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Lesh

    Those records belong to the family ..a lot of those CDS are just stuff that accumulated lot of it was gifted. .

    It’s all going the journey.. apart from the music I want to keep .When you take in my Guitar collection , radio collection, includes vintage stuff Iv restored, I’m wondering where it’s all come from ..bit of a headache.

    No modern languages as you suggest al a Jib..and I get the gist when you say that and the implication.

    Iv been involved in the arts all my life. What can I say ? It all adds up.
    .

    3
  • lesh

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Ron Knee

    Eeeh, the lord moves in mysterious ways…….

    1
  • magicmac54

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Jane i hope your very well and having an nice weekend, in reply to your comment about foreign mag fans disappear when England do well, well i live in Ireland Jane, iam 64 now and have supported Newcastle from i was 7 years old, i love Newcastle United and the Geordie people, i have zero interest in the English national football team so i dont have to disappear, my question to you Jane is why would Newcastle fans from another country have any interest in the England international football team, just as i totally understand why would any English football fans have any interest in foreign football international teams, to be honest Jane there are a lot of English Newcastle fans who also have zero interest in the England international team, the one thing that unites us Jane is our love for Newcastle United football team. HWTL.

    16
  • lesh

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Online Guy

    Oh noo, noo noo…. You’ve read too much into my post no ordinary human could ever emulate Jib and his talent for hyperbole.

    1
  • lesh

    Nov 18, 2018 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Online

    Let’s punctuate my last post….

    Oh noo, noo noo…. You’ve read too much into my post. No ordinary human could ever emulate Jib and his talent for hyperbole.

    1
  • toon22

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #27

    JIB

    Your usual horrible self lol

    Fits right in with Ashley lovers ?

    10
  • Online Guy

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #28

    I dislike International breaks , cannot be bothered with the multi millionaires club that is the England team ..Iv never seen them bust a gut for the country since the Peter Beardsley, Gazza, waddle Robson era.

    Southgate selections are a Joke in that there are better players left out of the team due to him cowtowing to the politics that stink out the FA .

    Shelvey bieng a prime example.

    17
  • Online Guy

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Nee botha Lesh.

    Iv been travelling and just relaxing now..Newcastle to London is still awful by road..doesn’t matter what time one sets off.

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #30

    KowTowing

    2
  • scott

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Question…… what kind of toon supporter only comments on this blog when everything is going wrong (result wise) then vanishes when there’s an upturn??? Or is it fish pickling season again in Norway like last year?

    5
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #32

    That kid Jadon Sancho what kind of player is he?

    0
  • Online Guy

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Lesh you got to admit Jibs a colourful Charecter. His fibs are the best ! He leaves just a little in any stories to leave reasonable doubt. He’s toying with most on here. Doesn’t give a Fk.

    I laughed my cocktail off when he said he forgot that a certain player had withdrawn his application for Spanish nationality . Priceless.

    Then there was the time he said John Martyn was getting amazing sounds out of his acoustic guitar ..I told him it wasn’t John Martyn creating those sounds it was John plugged in to an
    echoplex . Jib came back at me and said “yes but it was an echo plex mark 5 ” ! .Priceless

    What would we do without him .

    He’s great entertainment .

    12
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Scott…in all honesty I don’t think you can measure how big a fan someone is by how much time he spends on a football blog…

    By that definition we have some superfans on here…it also could be that these people don’t have anything better to do!

    Who knows…

    1
  • Online Guy

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Kow towing

    Got it Jib. Ta.

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #36

    OLG
    You seen this
    a great song / singer comfortable with the ageing process

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYqJxlSv-Y

    7
  • Average_Contents

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Scott

    Yeah, wait! What? He’s busy and has got a life. More important things to do according to one other (who coincidentally doesn’t like Rafa either) funny that.

    Only when we win though eh!

    When we lose that life suddenly isn’t so important and he’s on constantly for days spouting sh1te. Ramming his anti Rafa rhetoric down everyone’s throats.

    No. It’s just a coincidence.

    He’s a sh1thouse and knows it

    12
  • jane

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #38

    “my question to you Jane is why would Newcastle fans from another country have any interest in the England international football team”

    magicmac54 you should address this question to Jib who said that not me. i was replying to him.

    5
  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Now Jane don’t be confusing folk
    😛
    You know you are me
    😉

    3
  • Online Guy

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Ha ha aha

    1


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