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.