Newcastle United have a large squad with plenty of talent in the first team plus strength in depth. This allows Rafael Benitez to rotate his team and still come out with positive results.
Newcastle should never have been relegated given the money that they spent and the players that they acquired. Now they are back in the Championship, they are widely tipped to bounce straight back up because of how talented their squad is. Further to this, Benitez has invested wisely in the club this summer; recruiting players with plenty of talent as well as those with Championship experience.
The Magpies are not light in any department but this means that there are a number of players who are not getting the game time that they might like. Whilst Newcastle managed to shift some deadwood this summer, they ended up mostly sending their surplus players out on loan, such as Sammy Ameobi, Henri Saivet, Emmanuel Riviere and Siem de Jong.
Here are THREE players who Newcastle have held onto for too long and need shifting in January…