Aleksandar Mitrovic and Gini Wijnaldum were drafted in last summer to help turn around a club that had only just escaped relegation.
The end result was failure for the team, though both players could claim they had relatively successful seasons in their first year in the Premier League.
The pair finishing as United’s top scorers, Wijnaldum with 11 goals and Mitrovic 9.
However, it is fair to say that the view on the pair from supporters was very different.
Only a few days after the end of the season, we asked Newcastle fans which 10 outfield players they would like to see stay at the club this summer.
Thousands voted and Aleksandar Mitrovic polled 87% support, Gini Wijnaldum 44%.
Since then, both players have been asked about whether they will be at Newcastle next season, Mitrovic giving an emphatic yes – he would love to stay. Whereas Gini Wijnaldum has deflected the question and in one interview embarrassingly claimed he was too ‘traumatised’ after relegation to even think about what he was going to do.
As it happens, both players have today posted photos showing what they are up to at the minute, Mitrovic putting this photo up on his Instagram account of his partner and ‘Little Mitro’.
Then below that is Gini Wijanldum using his Twitter account to show what life is like for our midfielder at the minute.
I wonder who really wants to be at St James Park next season…?
…and Gini Wijnaldum:
— Georginio Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) June 13, 2016