Newcastle United supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern in the last couple of weeks after seeing their team lose just one of their last six Premier League games to pull clear of the relegation zone.
Rafa Benitez’s men were just two points clear of danger after they were beaten 3-1 by champions-elect Manchester City back in January, but they have since then won two and drawn three of their six league games to move up to 13th place in the division. The Magpies produced a fine performance to edge Manchester United 1-0 at St James’ Park last month, and they backed that home win up with another last time out by cruising past Southampton 3-0, a result which moved the North East giants five points clear of the drop with just eight matches to go.
Thus, there have been many upbeat Newcastle fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are hoping that their side have enough to stave off relegation this term, enabling them to build and move up the division next time round.
Yet one man who is unlikely to be a part of the future of the club is defender Massadio Haidara, as reports suggest that the 25-year-old is ‘not expected’ to be at St James’ Park come the start of next season.
The left back has made just 53 appearances for the Magpies since his arrival in January 2013, and with just one FA Cup appearance to show for his efforts this season, it’s clear that he is far down on Benitez’s pecking order.
As such, reports suggest that the Frenchman is set to leave Newcastle this summer, and here are TWO other Magpies stars who could follow him out of the exit door…