Newcastle United have confirmed that 21 players will definitely leave the club this summer.

Massadio Haidara, Curtis Good, and Jesus Gamez, are all out of contract at the end of this month, and haven’t been offered new ones.

Meanwhile, another 18 players at Under 23 level have been released as well.

Amongst these are Stuart Findlay and Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, who have both featured in the NUFC first team.

El-Mhanni is of course the young player at the centre of the allegations against Peter Beardsley.

Newcastle United official statement:

Newcastle United has confirmed its list of retained players following the 2017/18 Premier League season.

The club has confirmed that first team players Massadio Haïdara and Jesús Gámez will both leave St. James’ Park on the expiry of their contracts this summer.

Haïdara joined the Magpies from French side Nancy in 2013 and played 54 games for the club, while Gámez joined from Atlético Madrid in 2016 and made ten appearances.

The club has offered new deals to youngsters Luke Charman and Callum Roberts and are currently in negotiations with Alex Gilliead in relation to a new contract, but Australian defender Curtis Good will leave after a six-year stay on Tyneside.

A further 18 players will leave the club at under-23 level – Yannick Aziakonou, Kyle Cameron, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Stuart Findlay, Owen Gallacher, Macaulay Gillesphey, 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.

Meanwhile, scholars Thomas Allan, Lewis Cass, Matthew Longstaff, Oliver Walters, Kelland Watts and Adam Wilson have all been offered professional contracts. Isaac Gamblin, Mace Goodridge, Jack Robson and Kurtis Russell have been released from the club’s Academy.

Manager Rafa Benítez said: “I would like to say thank you to the players who are leaving us this summer for their hard work and commitment while with the club.

“Letting players go is always a difficult decision and I wish each of them only the best for their football careers.”



  • Weyhhadaway

    Clearing out the locker room ready for the big buys?
    Also getting rid of those pesky, whining under 23’s? Will we be able to field an U23 team next season? LOL. We have not seen much in way of players coming through in the last few years. Looks like Rafa has decided to revamp.

  • The Postman

    Let’s hope all of the young lads pick up new contracts at new clubs, even if they are in lower leagues, Good luck lads.

  • ghostrider

    If those lads continue to put the effort in, I’m sure they’ll all gain contracts at clubs and some maybe come back to haunt us, which is generally part and parcel of any club letting surplus go.