As well as their statement on Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor, Friday night saw a second release by Newcastle United regarding the futures of another five players.

The club have said that Facundo Ferreyra will not be retained after his one year loan which has cost Newcastle United over £3m (a reported £1.6m loan fee plus wages) in return for not a minute on the pitch.

Exactly why this contract was ever entered into, we are unlikely to ever find out.

In addition, Jak Alnwick (7 first team starts and 1 as sub), Adam Campbell (5 first team outings as a sub) and Remie Streete (no first team action) won’t be offered new deals either.

On the other hand Sammy Ameobi has been offered a new deal when his contract runs out at the end of June.

However, there is no indication from either the club or the player as to whether he intends to sign it.

Official Newcastle United statement

Newcastle United striker Sammy Ameobi has been offered a new contract at St. James’ Park.

The 23-year-old, who sees his current deal expire at the end of June, played 25 Premier League games last season.

Whilst Ameobi has been offered a new deal, three other players who are also out of contract will leave the club when their contracts expire on 30 June.

Jak Alnwick, Adam Campbell and Remie Streete will all be seeking pastures new next season, whilst Facundo Ferreyra returns to Shakhtar Donetsk after completing his one year loan deal on Tyneside.