8 Newcastle Stars Who've Played Their Last Game For The Magpies
We suspect these eight men will follow Shola Ameobi and Dan Gosling out of the St. James Park exit gates this summer.
With our focus trained on the possible incomings to St James' Park this summer we've neglected to pay attention to the players that have conceivably pulled on a Newcastle shirt for the last time. Managing director Lee Charnley is under severe pressure to procure the six new signings required to inject new life into a deflated Magpies side that limped to a top-10 finish last season and is need of major reconstructive surgery before the transfer window snaps shut at the end of August. Operating on a limited budget and within Mike Ashley's strict blueprint will leave Charnley with no alternative but to generate the funds to afford our primary transfer targets - believed to be Remy Cabella and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - by pawning off several assets from the current squad. But it's a strategy would be counter-productive given the Newcastle dressing room is already light on numbers after Shola Ameobi was released after 14 years in black and white, while Loic Remy and Luuk De Jong returned to their respective clubs at the culmination of their loan deals. We do understand that Charnley has been instructed to move on certain members of the squad during pre-season and there are others who we envisage will be sold just to raise the cash for new purchases. Here are the EIGHT stars who we think have played their last game for Newcastle.