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Final 25 man Newcastle United Premier League squad revealed, plus 39 under 21s incl Longstaff and Woodman

3 years ago

The Newcastle United Premier League squad has been revealed.

At the end of each transfer window, every top tier club has to present a list of up to 25 senior players who are allowed to then play in the Premier League.

With loans still allowed to EFL clubs until the end of August and most major European Leagues not closing their windows until the end of August, the Premier League still gave clubs until the end of August to confirm who they were including.

Each Premier League club had to submit a squad list containing no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the “Home Grown Player” (HGP) criteria.

The rest of the squad, up to a total of 25 players, must be Home Grown.

An HGP means a player who, irrespective of nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to The Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons, or 36 months, before his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).

Newcastle easily meet the home grown quota, with 10 of the 25 named being HGP.

The big surprise is that despite not even allocating him a squad number in early August, Rafa Benitez has included Achraf Lazaar in this 25 man squad that will take us through until the January window when changes can be made.

However, Rolando Aarons, who also wasn’t allocated a squad number last month, hasn’t been included in this official 25 man PL squad, meaning he can’t play in this first half of the season.

With Florian Lejeune likely to be missing until at least that January window change, Rafa could potentially have included Aarons rather than Lejeune. Obviously it would be a massive lift if Lejeune did come back earlier that any of us expected.

Under-21 players are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players per squad. For the 2018/19 campaign Under-21 players will have been born on or after 1 January 1997.

Freddie Woodman and Sean Longstaff are amongst those who qualify as Under 21s.

Listed below are the 25 senior players in the squad, plus 39 under-21 players (Contract and Scholars).

There was a massive clearout of the younger age groups by Rafa Benitez at the end of last season and this is reflected in the fact that the number of under 21 players (contract and scholars) has dropped from 52 to 39.

Newcastle United

25 Squad players (*=Home grown)

Clark, Ciaran*

Darlow, Karl*

Diame, Mohamed

Dubravka, Martin

Dummett, Paul*

Elliot, Robert*

Fernandez, Federico

Gutierrez, Ayoze Perez

Hayden, Isaac Scot*

Ki, Sung Yueng

Lascelles, Jamaal*

Lazaar, Achraf

Lejeune, Florian Gregoire Claude

Manquillo Gaitan, Javier

Mato Sanmartin, Jose Luis

Murphy, Jacob Kai*

Muto, Yoshinori

Nunes Nascimento, Robert Kenedy

Ritchie, Matthew Thomas*

Rondon, Jose Solomon

Schar, Fabian Lukas

Shelvey, Jonjo*

Sterry, Jamie Michael*

Twasam, Christian Atsu

Yedlin, Deandre

Under-21 players (Contracts and Scholars)

Allan, Thomas David

Allen, Max

Bailey, Owen John Edward

Barlaser, Daniel Tan

Barrett, Ryan Thomas

Bartlett, Tyrique

Brown, William George

Cass, Lewis Graham

Charman, Luke

Cole, Thomas Anthony

Cumbreras, Jesus Nunez

Ebanks, Tai Graham

Fernandez Satue, Victor

Gamblin, Lucas Ralph

Gibson, Liam Steven

Harker, Nathan

Huuhtanen, Otto Eemeli

Joyce, Samuel Edward

Langley, Daniel David

Longelo-Mbule, Rosaire

Longstaff, Matthew Ben

Longstaff, Sean David

Madia, Deese Kasinga

McEntee, Oisin Michael

McNall, Lewis

O’Connor, Stefan Ramone Sewell

Reed, Kain

Roberts, Callum

Rounsfell, George David Alan

Sangare, Mohammed

Sorensen, Elias Fritjof Graenge

Swailes, Jude Christopher

Toure, Fode Yannick

Walters, Oliver Reece

Watts, Kelland John William James

Wilson, Adam Ayiro

Woodman, Frederick John

Yarney, Josef Charles

Young, Jack


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