An experienced Newcastle United international star has instructed his agent to find him a new club, Football Insider can reveal.
The player had previously been happy to stay at St James’ Park even if United were to be relegated.
But a Newcastle source has told Football Insider the first teamer has now set his sights firmly on the exit door.
He has let it be known he wants to leave regardless of which division the team are in next season.
The player, who we are not naming to protect his identity, is believed to have a number of years still left on his contract.
The current international’s U-turn comes as he is left fuming, explained the source, amid fallout from the 3-0 loss to Brighton last Saturday.
This site revealed on Sunday that some senior players were discussing going to managing director Lee Charnley to demand answers over why the club had publicly backed Steve Bruce.
Sky Sports reported that Mike Ashley wanted to reward Bruce’s loyalty to the club and he would not be getting sacked after the poor showing on the south coast.
This has proved to be the final straw for one player who is now looking to end his Newcastle career.
There is a very real threat of relegation for Newcastle after the recent loss to Brighton through the Magpies do have a game in hand on Fulham who occupy the last relegation spot.
The Magpies are next in action against Tottenham after the international break as they look to put their recent poor form behind them.