Five players who could leave Newcastle United this summer

With the summer window approaching and rumours already flying around surrounding Newcastle’s transfer business, this is a list of players who all have realistic possibilities of exiting this summer.

  1. Miguel Almiron

The Paraguayan winger was heavily linked with a move away from St James Park in January with the club agreeing a verbal package with Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab.

The sides had agreed a fee of £25m however Almiron’s preference was to stay in the North East. Almiron signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract in February 2023 following an incredible goal scoring start to the season.

The 30-year-old has been a regular starter since his arrival in 2019 although with Eddie Howe looking to reshuffle in the summer and the fact Newcastle will need to generate funds in order to spend, Almiron will be one of the names at the top of the list.

Almiron has racked up 23 goals and six assists in 174 appearances for the Magpies.

  1. Callum Wilson

Much similar to Almiron, the veteran striker came very close to leaving the club in January.

Powerhouse clubs such as AC Milan and Atletico Madrid expressed serious interest, a loan bid from the Spanish giants was rejected as Newcastle persisted in keeping their number nine.

When speaking on his former podcast, Wilson was asked to speak on the rumours surrounding him to which he simply responded with “No”.

With his contract expiring next summer, Newcastle may look to cash in whilst they still can. Wilson is no longer first choice striker which will only add to his likeliness to look elsewhere.

  1. Matt Targett

Following a very successful loan spell in the 21/22 season, Newcastle made the deal for Matt Targett from Aston Villa permanent for a fee of £15m.

Targett failed to solidify himself as a first team starter over the 22/23 season when Newcastle finished 4th, finding himself back up to Dan Burn.

Early in this season, the full back injured his hamstring resulting in him missing 25 matches, a time when the squad was down to its bare bones.

Achilles tendon problems suffered in March has extended his time out, and with Lewis Hall’s signing now permanent, Targett’s future in black and white looks bleak.

Targett has two years left on his current deal, however it is likely Newcastle will look to generate funds through his departure.

  1. Bruno Guimaraes

The name no Newcastle fan wants to hear when it comes to sales. Some of the biggest clubs in world football have their eye on Newcastle’s star midfielder.

This comes after the confirmation that within his newest deal, a £100m release clause was set, a clause that expires in the final days of June.

The magic midfielder has expressed his love for the club and area on numerous occasions, especially through his celebrations on the pitch, however the club would have no control over Bruno’s future if a club were to match the £100m this summer.

Newcastle’s number 39 invested into the project whilst the team were fighting relegation in the 21/22 season, therefore it is clear he has 100% belief in the long-term project.

  1. Yankuba Minteh (loan)

The Gambian winger has set the Eredivisie on fire this season on loan at Feyenoord, recording nine goals and six assists in 25 appearances.

Newcastle paid around £6m for Minteh from Danish club Odense last summer and is set to return to his parent club this window.

The club are likely to send him out again with the hope to build him into a premier league ready winger.

Another loan spell will depend on many factors, the club may be reluctant to send him out again if a new right winger isn’t brought in and one of Almiron or Murphy are sold.