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Official 25 (24) man Newcastle United Premier League squad announced for post-January, plus 38 under 21s

3 months ago
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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.

Newcastle United

25 Squad players (*=Home grown)

Almiron Rejala, Miguel Angel

Barreca, Antonio

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*

Lejeune, Florian Gregoire Claude

Manquillo Gaitan, Javier

Mato Sanmartin, Jose Luis

Muto, Yoshinori

Nunes Nascimento, Robert Kenedy

Ritchie, Matthew Thomas*

Rondon, Jose Solomon

Schar, Fabian Lukas

Shelvey, Jonjo*

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

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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