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Newcastle could see four depart by Friday’s deadline

Newcastle could see four depart by Friday’s deadline

Newcastle United could still see a number of players leave St. James’ Park this summer as the transfer deadline across Europe begins to come to an end.

According to a report by the Newcastle Chronicle, four men could leave the Magpies as they look for regular first-team football.

Freddie Woodman, Sean Longstaff, Jamie Sterry and Achraf Lazaar have all been touted by the media outlet as men that could be playing their football elsewhere from next week.

Woodman has already seen the club turn down a bid from Oxford United to take him on loan, however, it is claimed Newcastle could still let him go out for first-team experience.

Longstaff was named in the matchday squad for their defeat to Chelsea at the weekend, although Portsmouth are thought to be interested in the midfielder.

Sterry impressed for the developmental side the other week and looks too good to be involved at that level, so he could also be loaned out to a competitive level of football to aid his development.

Lazaar is not a surprise name when it comes to a list of potential departures as he almost came close to ending his nightmare at St. James’ Park. A move to Genoa fell through and Newcastle have been active in trying to offload him.

The Verdict:

All four players spent time on loan last season and it would make sense for all of them to head out to different destinations once again.

Lazaar is one that is clearly surplus to requirements under Rafa Benitez, whilst the others could have a role to play at the club in the future.

Woodman, Sterry and Longstaff would certainly benefit from heading out on loan to lower league sides as they look to get regular first-team competitive football under their belts and will be looking to impress their manager from afar.

Newcastle fans – thoughts?

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