Newcastle United surprised everybody with the sheer number of young players they would be releasing this summer.
A major clearout of the younger age groups, as well as more senior players such as Gamez and Haidara who wouldn’t be offered new contracts either.
Wednesday has seen Newcastle United reveal that a number of the released players have found new clubs.
One of those being Macauley Gillhespy.
Back in February the defender was included in Newcastle’s official 25 man squad after the January transfer window saw many players go out on loan.
However, no new contract was offered and after two successful loan spells there, it has now been announced that Carlisle United have a greed a two year deal with Gilhespy.
Whilst our overwhelming concern will always be whatever is happening at St James Park, good luck to all the young players who have served NUFC and are now looking to continue their careers elsewhere.
Official Newcastle United Statement:
‘Ashington-born defender Macaulay Gillesphey has joined Carlisle United following his release from Newcastle United.
The 22-year-old previously had two loan spells with the Cumbrians and has now signed a two-year contract at Brunton Park.
Gillesphey is one of several players who will leave St. James’ Park on the expiry of their contracts this summer, including Massadio Haïdara, Jesús Gámez and Curtis Good.
Under-23 players Yannick Aziakonou, Kyle Cameron, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Stuart Findlay, Owen Gallacher, Mackenzie Heaney, Tom Heardman, Jack Hunter, Ben Kitchen, Michael Newberry, Brendan Pearson, Callum Smith, Liam Smith, Craig Spooner, Dan Ward, Callum Williams and Paul Woolston were not offered new deals, while Kieren Aplin, Isaac Gamblin, Mace Goodridge, Jack Robson and Kurtis Russell have been released from the club’s Academy.
Defender Newberry has linked up with UMF Víkingur Ólafsvík in Iceland.
Meanwhile former England youth international Heaney has joined Ebac Northern League side Newcastle Benfield and Robson has headed to the USA with Saginaw Valley State University.’