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Rafa – There Has Been Lots Of Good News For The Club

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Rafa Benitez was upbeat at his press conference and interviews yesterday afternoon. One very positive thing was that Mikel Merino signed a new five year permanent deal for the club after playing [...]

Merino – It’s Like A New Home For Me – I Am Happy To Be At Newcastle

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It was excellent news that Mikel Merino singed permanently for us from Borussia Dortmund for a fee said to £6.5M plus the loan fee we paid whatever that was. The deal [...]

Mikel Merino Signs New Five Year Permanent Deal At Newcastle

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Great news today that Newcastle have signed Mikel Merino to a five-year deal afterhe played the number of games that would trigger the permanent signing of the Spanish U21 International from Borussia [...]

Rafa Benitez Starts Signing Up His Core Players For The Future

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Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has been given a new improved six-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 2023. Jamaal is still young at only 23 to be captaining [...]

Rafa – My Contract Is Not An Issue – I Don’t Have A Problem with Mike

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Rafa Benitez was asked yesterday about his contract and he wondered why that would be brought up. All he was thinking of (as usual) was the next game. But his subsequent comments [...]

Rafa Benitez Tells Newcastle Fans Not To Worry

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Jamaal Lascelles is now "very close" to signing a new and improveddeal to stay at Newcastle United under manager Rafa Benitez. Jamaal is a significantplayerfor Rafa and the manager thinkshe can improveJamaal [...]

Ashley Must See The Light – Do This To Retain Rafa Long Term

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When Alan Pardew and his coaching staff finished 5th in the Premier League back in 2012, it was the only time Newcastle have finished in the top nine in the league. We [...]

Newcastle In Danger of Losing Rafa Benitez As Manager

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The Times are reporting that Newcastle are ready to open new contract talks with Rafa Benitez whose current contract runs out in the summer of 2019. With Arsenal beating West Brom 2-0 [...]

Training Ground Bust-Up Signals The End Of This Player’s Newcastle Career

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The Mail is reporting today that local lad Jack Colback has almost certainly played his last game for Newcastle and the writing was even on the wall for Jack when he was [...]

Rafa Finding It Difficult To Move Players Out As They Turn Down Moves

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There's news in the Chronicle that Curtis Good has returned to the club after he failed to impress on a trial in Holland at Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle. So Curtis still has [...]

Another Player About To Leave Newcastle This Summer – Undergoing Medical

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Massadio Haidaraa never quite made it at Newcastle since he was signed for £2M from Nancy four years ago last January when Newcastle signed five Frenchmen in a bid to avoid relegation. [...]

Experienced Striker Leaves Newcastle After Less Than One Year

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Daryl Murphy was with us for less than a year but we are thankful to him for helping Newcastle get promotedback to the Premier League. His move to Nottingham Forest has been [...]

Report – Newcastle Ready To Make Their Move For Andros Townsend

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We put out an article yesterday wondering if 25 year-old Andros Townsend who played so well for us in the first part of last year was still a transfer target, after Rafa [...]

Former Player Finally Opens Up About Moving On From Newcastle

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28-year-old Vurnon Anita made an excellent move to a top Champions club yesterday as a free agent on a good three year contract. It's good that Vurnon has been fixed up with [...]

Star Player Knows It’s Now Or Never This Preseason For His Newcastle Career

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We don't know whether Siem de Jong, who was on loan last season at PSV still has a career at Newcastle but how he plays in preseason will go a long way [...]

Breakthrough – Newcastle Complete The Signing Of Florian Lejeune – Photo

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Newcastle have just announced we have finally completed the signing of Florian Lejeune after he passed a medical last night. The 26 year-old has signed a five year deal that will keep [...]

Rafa Benitez Waiting On Veteran To Accept Offer

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We were wondering yesterday what the status of Yoan Gouffran was, since it was a few weeks ago that he was reported to be trying to sort out a deal to stay [...]

There’s A Problem In Moving This Newcastle Player Out

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One of the problems Newcastle have when they want to sell players who are no longer required at the club, is that we pay them big wages and often to move on [...]

It Looks Like Rafa Could Let As Many As 17 Players Leave This Summer

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We've looked a few times at which players could be leaving Newcastle this summer and every time we look it seems more of the returning players do not have a future at [...]

Ruthless Rafa Seems In No Mood For Sentiment This Summer

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One of the many reasons Rafa has been so successful in his management career so far where he has won three European trophies with three different clubs, is that he makes the [...]

Tim Krul Determined To Be Part Of Newcastle’s Future

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Tim Krul will return from his loan spell at AZ Alkmaar in the summer for pre-season and he hopes to still have a future at Newcastle United, whom he joined back in [...]

Newcastle Fans Get What They Wanted With This Player

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I only just returned from the hospital and see that Newcastle have announced that 25 year-old 42 times capped Ghana International Christian Atsu has joined Newcastle, as Rafa Benitez decided to take [...]

This Surprise Move By Benitez Suggests Successful Recruitment

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The Shields Gazette are reporting today they think that Rafa has decided to release both Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran when their contracts terminate at the end of June. We thought that [...]

Returning Players Will Have To Fight For Their Newcastle Futures

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Rafa sent a number of Newcastle players out on loan for last season so they can get playing time and they will all return this summer for preseason and most of them [...]

Report Rafa Wants To Keep Christian Atsu At Newcastle

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The Northern Echo are reporting today that Newcastle officials are in negotiations with Christian Atsu's reps to keep him at Newcastle for an already agreed transfer fee of £6.2M. It was thought the deadline for completing the transfer may have passed, but it looks like Rafa has decided he wants to keep the fast and [.

Newcastle Put First Two Players Up For Sale

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The Sunday People are reporting today that Newcastle are ready to listen to offers for two players we signed for the Championship last summer, Grant Hanley and Daryl Murphy. 25 year-old Grant Hanley was the captain of Blackburn Rovers when he signed himfor £5M last summer and he will be an excellent signing for a [.

Still Too Much Uncertainty At Newcastle

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Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran still don't know what their futures will be at Newcastle and it looks like it's all dependent on the funding Rafa will be getting from owner Mike Ashley. It seems that Rafa is still undecided about the two and we suppose that's football the last day of the season [...]

Rafa Gives Huge Hint This Player Will Get New Deal in Summer

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It seems that Rafa Benitez in his press conferencelet one slip in answering one of the questions on players who have been playing without being 100% fit. Two players whose contracts will run out at the end of are Yoan Gouffran (44 appearances 39 starts this season) and Vernon Anita (31 Appearances 26 [.

Ashley Must Show Ambition Now – Secure Benitez’ Newcastle Future

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There is news today that West Ham will review the position of their manager Slaven Bilic at the end of the season and his future at the Hammers seems to depend on how the team fares against high-flying Tottenham and Liverpool in the next two games. And of course with the story breaking in the [...]

It Doesn’t Look Good For This Newcastle Player

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Christian Atsu has been unable to nail down a starting position at Newcastle although the winger has had more playing time this season than he has since joining Chelsea from Porto in the summer of 2013. The 42 times capped Ghanaian International (9 goals) has appeared 25 times for Newcastle with three goals during his [.

Yet Another Injury Blow For Newcastle Player

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24 year-old Curtis Good has been at Newcastle now for five years after signing for us for £400K from Melbourne Heart in the summer of 2012. Unfortunately Curtis has been injured a lot of the time he's been on Tyneside, but when he does play he's a good player, but his development has simply been [..

Frenchman – Many Players Frustrated With Little Playing Time

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Massadio Haidara has been at Newcastle over four years now, since he signed on from Nancy in January of 2013 along with four other Frenchman. Moussa Sissoko, Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Yoan Gouffran were the other four players signed with Haidara. But Haidara hasbeen out with one injury afteranother since then and he's only [.

This Forgotten Player Could Still Have Future At Newcastle

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Newcastle United development manager Peter Beardsley has been singing the praises of a forgotten player at Newcastle Curtis Good. Curtis joined us from Melbourne Heartin the summer of 2012 for £400K and quite honestly he has had some horrendous injuries, which have kept him out of the squad for too long and he is [.

Newcastle Could Make These Two Signings Before July

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If Newcastle get promoted this season and back to the Premier League then it seems extremely likely that Rafa Benitez will once again make some big changes to his squad in order to make it Premier League ready. Mike Ashley will make some big money available to the Spanish manager so that he can do [.

It Will Be A Shock If These Two Stalwarts Are Released This Summer

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We had assumed that both Yoan Gouffran and Vurnon Anita would be given new deals this summer if Newcastle are back in the Premier League. There are a number of reasons for thinking that. One is that bothplayers have played very well for us this seasonand theyhave good experience in the Premier League too.

Confusion Over Cheick Tiote Fee

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There are widely different reports of what the transfer fee is for Cheick Tiote moving to China League One club Beijing Enterprises FC, which is in the second tier of Chinese football. We bought Cheick from FC Twente for £3.5M in August, 2010 and not surprisingly the Dutch club put a 15% sell on clause [.

Tiote Finally Leaves Newcastle – But Not To Shandong Luneng

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Cheick Tiote has finally sealed the big money to China he has been after for at least a couple of years, with the news coming through that he has finally signed adeal in China. There's nothing official coming from Newcastle United yet. And Cheick is in the colors of his new club, but according to [.

Newcastle Midfielder Deal Now Very Close

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It looks like Cheick Tiote may finally leave Newcastle before his contract runs out at the end of June with the Chinese transfer market still open. The news yesterday was that Cheick was taking a medical in China although the last time we heard he was taking a medical in late August, he was then [...

The Rest

Newcastle Announce Their Retained List – Only One Surprise

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Newcastle United today announced their retained list and it was as expected, although Yoan Gouffran has not (yet) been released and the 31 year-old is in the process of negotiating a new [...]

Big Decisions

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This morning post is lifted from yesterdays comments ....

The point about contracts is an interesting one as there are quite a few players other than Özil and Sanchez who are in the same position as those 2 (contracts due to run out soon).

Szscesny
Cech
Jenkinson
Debuchy
Gibbs
Ox
Wilshere
Campbell

This is according to research by Arseblog so may not be 100%.