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Up To Five Magpies Could Be Moved On Next Month

Newcastle are likely going to do their best to offload Jack Colback, Jamie Sterry, and Henri Saivet this winter to get them off the wage bill. Whether it’s loan deals or permanent ones, all three need to be moved next month.

That will also be the case for Rolando Aarons, who is due to return from his loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers on January 13th. Aarons has been decent in League One for Wycombe but has managed only 3 starts and has again been hampered by injuries.

Unless they extend the loan to the end of the season, Rolando is another player who must find a new home in January.

For each new signing Newcastle bring in next month, they’ll also have to move on a player from the 25-man squad. So some candidates most likely have already been identified in preparation for any incomings.

One player that seems an obvious choice is 30-year-old Ki Sung-yueng. The South Korean has made only three appearances this term but has not made a match-day squad in the last nine games.

With Matty Longstaff now firmly ahead of him in the pecking order, any interest in the midfielder could be welcomed by Newcastle. Ki signed just a two-year deal in 2018 so it’s due to expire next summer.

The Athletic’s Chris Waugh was asked in their Q&A about Ki’s future, and this is part of what he had to say:

I haven’t heard of anything being imminent, but I do know that some people in and around Newcastle have discussed the possibility of him leaving – and Ki himself would certainly be interested in first-team football if a decent opportunity presents itself.

While we like Ki for his experience, he’s just not a player Bruce has too much faith in. It could be best for him to find a new club in January so he can play first-team football.

One barrier to a winter move is that Ki can leave on a Bosman in the summer. That will give him a bit more freedom to find the right club. However, he could always move on loan this winter as well and then decide his future this summer.

It may not matter too much if we don’t bring in any new signings, but if we do, it looks like Ki will be one of the first to be on his way. That could mean up to five players will be out the door in January including the three who didn’t make the 25-man squad and Rolando Aarons.

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28 comments so far

  • Online Guy

    Dec 13, 2019 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Conservatives promise to control immigration with a points system like the Australian system

    You will need to be offered a job to come here
    You will be a skilled worker
    Eu nationals will be afforded the same rules as non Eu when it comes to working here .
    When lower skilled migrant workers are needed they will be considered .

    Let’s see if they keep their promises.

  • AncientC

    Dec 13, 2019 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #2

    martoon: exit poll based on 20,000 questioned? The night is not done yet.

    The beast of Bolsover losing his seat would be good news for Mike Ashley.

  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 13, 2019 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #3

    GUARDIAN – Will anyone want the ball at Turf Moor?

    Newcastle have attempted 4,878 passes so far this season, 337 fewer than any other Premier League side and better than only one team in Europe’s top five leagues – La Liga’s Getafe. England’s next lowest figure, and Europe’s fourth lowest passers, are Burnley. Newcastle have averaged 38.3% of possession this season, the lowest in Europe’s top five leagues, while Burnley are third bottom on 42.7%. At least one of these teams is going to find Saturday’s encounter quite disconcerting. They can’t both have less than 50% of possession, and at some point, someone is going to have to have a go at passing. Tim Robinson makes his Premier League debut as referee, though he did take charge of Newcastle’s Carabao Cup defeat to Leicester earlier this season, after which Steve Bruce was highly critical of his decision to only book Hamza Choudhury for a foul on Matt Ritchie. “It’s a horror challenge and I don’t want people sent off and red cards, but when I see the state of Matty’s leg …. He’s a mess and the referee is five yards away from him, which is difficult to take.” Ritchie has not played since. SB

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 13, 2019 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #4

    I haven’t been impressed with Ki when he’s played so a move for him is good all round, he might do better with someone else.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #5

    i was wrong when i said the two most boring teams in england, i should have said the two most boring teams in europe. no maximin either.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #6

    online guy
    trouble is we dont really need that much skilled workers. we need unskilled workers to do the jobs we dont want to do. so its a bit of a mute point.
    also immigrations steadily got worse under tories TEN year reign, so youd have to be a fool of enourmous proportions to believe that especially having lived through decades of false promises.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #7

    KiSy is a high quality player who perhaps doesn’t best suit the way we play, or at least it appears Steve Bruce believes so.

    He won his place last term just as our form picked up, and kept it with some excellent performances, until he went away with South Korea for the Asian Games and subsequently got injured and so forfeiting his spot to Sean Longstaff.

    He’ll go to a side that strives for a higher share of possession than we do, and he’ll figure more and be more successful as a result.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #8

    He perhaps hasn’t “bought into” what Bruce is trying to get us to do quite as well as Jonjo, but in terms of give and go, passing, keeping the ball moving and keeping possession he’s our best central midfielder. We of course need central mids who will do that, but also shut down the ball, get a challenge in, win those 50 50’s and loose balls, and this is where both Hayden and Longstaff are better, and also Jonjo, on recent form.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #9

    ki’s passing was poor in his last game, although he still managed an ok % due to his style of playing simple short.passes. i agree he is usually better than that, but it seems to have put bruce off. ive always rated him behind shelvey.

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:45 AM

    Comment #10

    There was a suggestion two threads back for a blanket drop of ST price to account for low demand. I wonder why the demand should be low despite our cracking results.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #11

    who would you says the most negative/ boring team youve seen in the premier?

    id say burnley, although we have less passes etc this season.

  • RobLeenio

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:47 AM

    Comment #12

    B0llocks to all horrible oafs everywhere, whether in charge of a country or in charge of a football club.

    I relish the day that the people are able to take control of their own futures.

  • Jib

    Dec 13, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Heavy rumours that we are after Jason Holgate
    the Everton Centre Back for £14M
    Which reading between the lines means one of
    Clark Schar or Fernandez is moving on or
    Lascelles injury is worse than reported

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 13, 2019 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Unofficial Blog Announcement:

    For those who wish to post on such, please see the “General Election & Other Tosh” Thread.

    End of Announcement.

    Happy Br£xit one and all!


  • Jib

    Dec 13, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #15

    Just to clarify an earlier post
    Jetro Willems’ clause has until June
    to be triggered but NUFC are talking
    about triggering it 6 months early.

  • geordietom

    Dec 13, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #16

    TOOL22 …

    i see you used my name in your ‘ debate ‘ with EGB last night keep me out of your claptrap if you dont mind theres a good little frog …

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 13, 2019 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Only voting I’m doing is Steve Bruce staying for another five years.

    In Bruce we trust.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #18

    Said like a true mangy swan.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 13, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Love you to honey

  • Jib

    Dec 13, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #20

    My only comment on the election
    dedicated to Jezza

  • geordietom

    Dec 13, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #21

    so if we are buying Jetro for nine and a half million Holgate for 14 million that comes to 23 and a million , is there any money to buy a forward ?…

  • geordie157

    Dec 13, 2019 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #23

    I think Ki, Elliott, Saivet and Colback can all be moved on in Jan, freeing up decent wages. The latter will likely just run his contract down.

    I’d try and use Gayle in a deal for Bowen, Hull get someone who scores in the championship and we get a attacking player who can step up and add more quality to our side. I’d even offer to loan Bowen back until end of deal if it gets us the player. Muto can provide the cover for Carroll and Joelinton, plus there’s an option of Saint-Max playing up top in a more withdrawn role if needed.

  • Jib

    Dec 13, 2019 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #24

    I still think Colback has something to offer at Championship level
    If the club can do a wages sharing deal with a second tier club until
    June when he’s a free agent , that would probably suit all parties.

  • geordietom

    Dec 13, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #25

    with Colback i think they should pay off his wages get shot of him , let him find a club same with the other players picking up wages like Saviet ect …

  • geordietom

    Dec 13, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #26
  • geordietom

    Dec 13, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #27

    have to ask was TOOL22 on something last night ? …

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 13, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #28

    Red communist racist Party well and truly defeated. I mean come on 2 left feet https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/12/relatable-moment-diane-abbott-puts-two-left-shoes-rush-vote-11821955/


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