Last summer Newcastle built their team to set them up for a promotion assault in the Championship but with promotion edging closer and closer, it’s time to look at which players should be sold ahead of a potential Premier League return.
The Belgian was signed from KAA Gent in the summer of 2016 but has failed to live up to expectations. He’s looked very shaky in net and has been a liability when he’s played. There’s no way he can get into the squad over Darlow so I think it’s time to move him on for the good of his career.
Dummett has been with the club since he was a young boy and his worked his way up the youth ranks. Nobody can doubt his commitment and love of the club but unfortunately, his performances just haven’t been up to scratch. There’s plenty of much better replacements for him.
There’s not much to say about the left back. He’s very injury prone which makes him a burden on the club. Selling him would free up some much-needed cash.
Hanley has been a decent backup defender but I don’t think he’s Premier League quality. He hasn’t been necessarily bad this season but there are better alternatives who are up to the standard required in the Premier League.
Like Dummett, Colback is another local lad who obviously loves the club but like Dummett, he simply isn’t good enough. He style of play is way too negative for the team and is always the weak link in the team. Selling him would be in the best interest of the club.
Again, Diamé hasn’t been awful but he also hasn’t been great. He’s very lazy and has a poor work rate, kind of like Yaya Toure. Especially when he’s playing in a deeper role alongside Shelvey there has to be an energetic player next to him to compliment Shelvey and Diame isn’t that player. I hope we sell him and buy a better attacking midfielder.
The last player on this list is Yoan Gouffran. The Frenchman has had a revolution this season, scoring five goals. But I think he’s found his level in the Championship plus he hasn’t been great as of late. He’s already proved that he isn’t good enough for the Premier League so getting rid of him would be a good idea.
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