Newcastle United have confirmed the squad for the Premier League Asia Trophy but will have some key players who will miss out on the preseason tour.
?? Newcastle United have announced their squad for the 2019 @premierleague Asia Trophy in Nanjing and Shanghai, which kicks off next week.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 12, 2019
Florian Lejeune and Rob Elliot will both miss out as they recover from injury. Florian is making great progress on his return from two devastating knee injuries within the past year.
Rob is currently nursing an injured shoulder.
The other players who will not feature are Miguel Almiron, Christian Atsu, and Henri Saivet.
Miguel and Christian have been given additional time to recover from their recent international duty.
While Henri Saivet is still representing Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations, where they have reached the semifinals. They will play Tunisia this Sunday for a place in the finals.
It is also good to note that there is no mention of the hamstring injury that cut Christian Atsu’s AFCON tournament short a few weeks ago. It must not have been a significant injury.
Five youngsters will make the trip in what is looking like a very depleted squad. They are forward Thomas Allen, defender Owen Bailey, goalkeeper Nathan Harker, midfielder Matty Longstaff, and defender Kelland Watts.
We also see Joselu will make the trip so it does not appear that his move to Alaves is imminent by any means.
Here is a look at Newcastle’s preseason schedule.
|Wed 17 July - KO 11:00 am||Wolves - PL Asia Trophy||Nanjing Olympic Sports|
|Sat 20 July - KO 10:00 am||West Ham- PL Asia Trophy||Hongkou Stadium|
|Sat 27 Jul - KO 3:00 pm||Preston North End||Deepdale, Preston||2-1|
|Tue 30 July - KO 7:45 pm||Hibernian||Easter Road, Edinburgh||3-1|
|Sat 3 Aug - KO 3:00 pm||As Saint- Etienne||St. James' Park|