Official 25 (24) man Newcastle United Premier League squad announced for post-January, plus 38 under 21s
The Newcastle United Premier League squad has been revealed for the second half of the season.
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.
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 now have the bare minimum who meet the home grown quota, with only eight of the 25 named being HGP, Jacob Murphy and Jamie Sterry having gone out on loan
Newcastle United have only managed to name 24 players, which could potentially suggest Rafa Benitez had been expecting at least one more January signing.
Dropping off the 25 man list are Achraf Lazaar, as well as Sterry and Murphy, all three going out on loan. Rolando Aarons has also gone on loan but he wasn’t in the NUFC 25 man squad for the first half of the season.
Bringing the numbers then back up to 24 are of course Miguel Almiron and Antonio Barreca.
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 24 senior players in the squad, plus 38 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 was reflected in the fact that the number of under 21 players (contract and scholars) dropped from 52 to 39, Lewis McNall is now missing from that list, bringing it down to 38.
Even though the likes of Sorensen, Barlaser, Roberts, Gibson and Yarney have also gone out on loan, they still get listed amongst the Under 21s.
25 Squad players (*=Home grown)
Gutierrez, Ayoze Perez
Hayden, Isaac Scot*
Ki, Sung Yueng
Lejeune, Florian Gregoire Claude
Manquillo Gaitan, Javier
Mato Sanmartin, Jose Luis
Nunes Nascimento, Robert Kenedy
Ritchie, Matthew Thomas*
Rondon, Jose Solomon
Schar, Fabian Lukas
Twasam, Christian Atsu
Under-21 players (Contracts and Scholars)
Allan, Thomas David
Bailey, Owen John Edward
Barlaser, Daniel Tan
Barrett, Ryan Thomas
Brown, William George
Cass, Lewis Graham
Cole, Thomas Anthony
Cumbreras, Jesus Nunez
Ebanks, Tai Graham
Fernandez Satue, Victor
Gamblin, Lucas Ralph
Gibson, Liam Steven
Huuhtanen, Otto Eemeli
Joyce, Samuel Edward
Langley, Daniel David
Longstaff, Matthew Ben
Longstaff, Sean David
Madia, Deese Kasinga
McEntee, Oisin Michael
O’Connor, Stefan Ramone Sewell
Rounsfell, George David Alan
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
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