Two unwanted Newcastle United players are now set to link up with new clubs.

The 30 June 2018 was the final day of the contracts of both Massadio Haidara and Jesus Gamez.

Haidara stuck it out for five and a half years, refusing to leave and play regular football but for less money.

Whilst Jesus Gamez was a bit of a mystery, he did have injury problems but Rafa only gave him three league starts in total over the course of his two year stay.

Gamez captained Malaga in both La Liga and the Champions League but is now set to return to a club in much diminished circumstances.

The Spanish media say he is expected to be confirmed shortly as a returning player at a club who finished rock bottom of La Liga last season and are now in the Spanish second tier.

Facing major financial problems as well, the 33 year old defender will be a welcome addition on a free.

As for Massadio Haidara, he is reported to have agreed a three year deal at Racing Club Lens.

The 25 year old defender joining a team who ended last season 14th in the French second tier.



  • TheNutJob

    we have another 8 or so of them

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Haidara was a shower of sh**. Probably doesn’t help getting assaulted on a pitch mind you

    • Geordiegiants

      I thought he looked an excellent player before that little shithouse assaulted him.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    If memory serves me correct Gamez played away against Swansea last season and was excellent but we saw very little of him afterwards. Like others his face did not seem to fit.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Or maybe he was a constant sick note? Whatever suits your agenda

    • Wor Lass

      I don`t know about his face not fitting but he was excellent in the one game I saw him in. I would have preferred him to Manquillo but he seemed to be injured too often.

  • robbersdog

    Malaga’s a decent club in a lovely part of the world – the perfect destination for a player who, like Gamez, has already played there and is now in the twilight of his career.

    Haidara? An awful signing for us – glad he’s gone.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      He’s went back to help them out freshly relegated & in major financial bother at the moment are Malaga

  • Wor Lass

    “Haidara stuck it out for five and a half years, refusing to leave and play regular football but for less money.” For most of those five and a half years he was injured. At the end he had started making the match-day squad and got a couple of appearances so maybe he was convinced he could make it. If you had been crocked playing for a club, Graham, would you have then volunteered to b*gger off and take less money somewhere else? I think not!

  • Foggy

    Haidara is our most recent poster child for everything that is wrong with contracts in football. A leech that nobody could get rid of who milked the club. No different to Rodwell. Thank God he is finally gone.