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These 10 Players Could Be Leaving Newcastle This Summer In A Major Squad Overhaul



It does look as though we will be safe in the Premier League, and a few wins in the next 4 or 5 games would be really welcome.

So, assuming we are still in the Premier League come the summer, the owners will be wanting to strengthen the squad even further for next season, by bringing in some top players, so we can be at least in the top eight.

So let’s go through the positions and pick out those players we think are superfluous this summer and will likely leave the club.

In the comments section, readers can also say who they think will be leaving.

Goalkeepers

It’s probably time to let Karl Darlow leave for pastures anew: we expect a new top goalkeeper top be brought in and Darlow, if he stays will not even be on the bench.

Karl has been a good servant since he joined us from Nottingham Forest (with Jamaal Lascelles) but it’s time for him to move on.

Freddie Woodman has been an emerging young talent now for too long, and the 25-year-old is on loan at Bournemouth since late January, but cannot get a start there with 22-year-old Irishman Mark Travers still the first choice ‘keeper.

Travers has been in excellent form for the Cherries all season, and Woodman has made just one appearance – in the FA Cup for the Cherries this year.

So in the goalkeeping department, we expect Darlow and Woodman to leave and a top goalkeeper brought in.

Full Backs

Jamal Lewis is not in the Premier League 25 since February and we expect him to be sold, and if recent reports are true Newcastle want only ยฃ8M for him which is just less than half what we paid for him.

For whatever reason, it seems Eddie Howe has not rated the 24-year-old and Matt Targett has been brought in during January, to make that left-back spot his own.

Paul Dummett’s contract is up this summer, and we don’t think he will be here next season. Paul is a good player when fit, but he misses too many games, including half of this season, and we expect Eddie Howe to bring in a versatile full-back this summer who can challenge for a first-team position.

So it looks like the end of his Newcastle career for Paul.

We have a feeling Emil Krafth will be staying.

So, it’s Lewis and Dummett to leave and another top full-back to be brought in this summer.

Center Backs

Burn and Schar have been terrific playing together at the back since early February and we expect the impressive 30-year-old Swiss International to get at least a two-year extension to his contract soon.

33-year-old Federico Fernandez has been injured most of the season, and while he is an experienced Premier League player who has been good when he’s played, it could be curtains for the 32 times capped former Argentine International.

Ciaran Clark has been another good servant to the club since he signed in the summer of 2016, but it’s now time to move on and we expect Howe to bring in a young center-back in the summer.

Central Midfielders

Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock, Joelinton, and new-boy Bruno Guimaraes have all played well this year and our midfield now looks very strong.

30-year-old Jeff Hendrick joined us as a free agent in the summer of 2020 on a four-year deal, but he hasn’t set the toon alight and he will be on offer this summer – for sure.

Jeff is on loan at QPR this year where he has made 7 appearances.

Isaac Hayden has been another good servant of the club who joined us back in the summer of 2016, and he is injured and was not included in the 25-man squad this year for the Premier League.

It will be a surprise to many, but we expect Isaac to be on offer this summer, although it seems he really wants to stay on Tyneside.

He was a bargain buy by Rafa Benitez – and only ยฃ2M from Arsenal.

Wingers

Miguel Almiron was touted as a top player when he arrived at Newcastle in January 2019, but he has not fulfilled his promise, and we expect him to move on this summer.

Miguel is also keen to get first-team playing time and likely will welcome a move this summer.

Strikers

We have no idea why Eddie Howe doesn’t want to play Dwight Gayle in the Newcastle team because since Callum Wilson has been out since late December we haven’t been able to score enough goals, although we have collected many points and wins to move up the table rather dramatically this year.

But the writing has been on the wall for Dwight at Newcastle, and he will leave this summer, and he will be thanked by the fans for his terrific exploits in our promotion season when he scored 23 goals in 32 Championship appearances.

We expect the owners to bring in maybe two strikers – an experienced world-class striker and an up-and-coming top striker in the making.

So there you have it – we expect the following players will likely be moved out this summer.

Karl Darlow
Freddie Woodman

Jamal Lewis
Paul Dummett

Federico Fernandez
Ciaran Clark

Jeff Hendrick
Isaac Hayden

Miguel Almiron

Dwight Gayle

Finally, a very happy birthday to Wynn Davies – 80 today – I used to watch the big center forward in the late 60s, heading in those goals for Newcastle.

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Let us know what you think.


179 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Might as well ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Want a knife and fork for those shorts Romford Mag ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Romford mag

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Nah I’ll just use me hand’s ๐Ÿ™

    2
  • lochinvar

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Palace 3 up against Everton in the Cup. Makes our lack of a result against Everton even more galling.
    We need to beat Palace as well.
    Maybe have to bri g in one of our young strikers or Gayle even as need someone who can grab goals.

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  • Darnik

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Rom
    ๐Ÿ˜† that’s more brutal than me

    1
  • Romford mag

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Darnik

    Which post mate ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1
  • The mighty wyn

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Raj
    Eriksen had a positive Covid test apparently

    1
  • Darnik

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Rom
    You know fine well I’m referring to the baby swing comment lol

    2
  • Mund

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Only jealous lads as I can swing my legs on any seat!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • Darnik

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Mund
    ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • Romford mag

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Darnik

    ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • DeanToon88

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Hiw we where beaten by that Everton side is beyond a joke, they a pathetic side and them getting thumped 4-0 by a poor Palace side just makes it even more frustrating.

    7
  • tom

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Magic is your cruise all inclusive mate ????

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #14

    WLtoon – earlier
    Lineker really is a little wazzock.
    Bet he was the school playground snitch.
    Typical politician,opens his gob without engaging his brain and tries to justify what he says by trying to placate the puppet masters by pulling his strings.

    Needs to be given an afternoon quiz show and let Ian Wright or the like host MOTD.

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  • Mund

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Dean

    Itโ€™s been and gone mate and no two games are the same.

    Everton were shite on both occasions but had more fight vs us in the league but we were the downfall of that result as we played very poor second half. It is what it is tho as we donโ€™t look back we look forward

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  • tom

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Leicester winning …

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Leicester 1 up against Brentford in the League.
    Need to keep them below us

    3
  • Toon fans bad

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #18

    2 belter goals for Leicester, top drawer.

    2
  • simon376

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Raj
    As hopeless as I’ve been this season in FF, I stupidly thought no games for 2 weeks and nothing to worry about, just switched off, another win for you

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Everton don’t want be distracted by the Cup, their only objective is to stay up, otherwise with their debts they could be gone for good and then no new stadium and they end up like Derby.

    Have the FA bottled their points deductions?

    3
  • Darnik

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Loch
    Nowt will happen to them, it should be a points deduction but I don’t see it happening

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Toonfansbad
    Which reminds me

    https://youtu.be/a-XoZPzD-F8

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  • Toon fans bad

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #23

    We had over 20 mins to capitalise when having the extra man on the pitch and failed miserably. Only got ourselves to blame. Good time for them to be away and regroup. They’ll be most certainly gutted about chucking the point away at least.

    Suppose the Dubai trip is also a little reward from the boardroom as well for the brilliant run we went on.

    Reckon wor Eddie will be looking to have a right go at Spurs at their place.

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  • Romford mag

    Mar 20, 2022 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Scott

    From previous :

    Say’s the real dark horse !;)

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  • SiOliver

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Ed, canโ€™t argue with the 10 named. Lascelles, Shelvey, Fraser could also be considered. Whilst they have been better of late they are not long term; possible squad players alongside Willock and big Joe. To have a team that can push on, and maybe go for a cup, we need to improve our attacking options and midfield. Only Bruno and ASM fit the bill at the minute.

    2
  • mendes

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #26

    I’d personally make Darlow, Woodman, Clark, Dummett, Hendricks, Almiron and Gayle available for transfer. Other squad players made available for loan (Kraft, Longstaff, Murphy).

    1
  • scott

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Rom

    Iโ€™m that dark a horse I forgot to start winning! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1
  • wynsleap

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Ritchie, Krafth, The Longstaffe brothers and Gillespie (the never seen goalkeeper) should also be dispensed with.
    I wouldn’t part with Jamaal Lewis however as I’d rather see him as a left back back up than Ritchie and Dummett.
    Two or three good quality loans would improve these positions in the squad without adding to the main expenditure for really top performers.
    Finally Happy Birthday to one of my big heroes Wyn Davies. Was there ever a better header of a ball than that big man?

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #29

    You can add Wood as one to move on, but I can understand forgetting he’s there. I’d take a good bid for Wilson, but if theres no bid big he’s worth keeping on the off chance he can stay fit.

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  • Darnik

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #30

    With a bigger squad we’d be able to rotate more and keep Wilson fit, and tbf we all know what a fit Wilson can offer, Even if just used as a back up I think he’s worth keeping hold of at least for next season

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  • Darnik

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Having said that a top class striker is a must if we’re going to push up the table, We will also need a quality creative centre mid as we lack goals from midfield I’d love a lampard type player

    3
  • Toon fans bad

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Loch,

    A classic that mate!

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  • Mund

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Definitely keep Wilson 100%

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  • Darnik

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Well Toney has let me down so over to you kane

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  • Not another deJong

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #35

    In addition to the ten names mentione din the article, I think Ritchie and Wood will also probably leave. Both with our thanks, long and short, for keeping us in the PL.

    1
  • martoon

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #36

    I see Wor B was admiring my brilliant manager skills in FPL making Jimenez captain and starting with a -4! Most of my players have now played and I’ve now reached the mighty points total of 4 – Uncertain World you’ve nothing to worry about this week ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Not another deJong

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Crystal Palace in the FA cup semi’s, four days before we play them.

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  • Darnik

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #38

    Let’s hope it goes to extra time

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  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 20, 2022 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #39

    I have Antonio for wet spam Darnik, it’s 1 on 1 here.

    1
  • Darnik

    Mar 20, 2022 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #40

    It’s yours Micky I concede lol

    1
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