By Danny Wright

18th Apr, 2018 | 10:19am

Multiple Newcastle players in talks with other clubs ahead of summer exodus - report

Newcastle United are due to release a large number of Under-23s players in the summer and some of them have already started to take steps towards finding new clubs, according to a report.

The Newcastle Chronicle claims that multiple young players have opened talks with new clubs while others are beginning preparations for trials.

It is understood that the likes of Curtis Good, Stuart Findlay, Mackenzie Heaney, Macaulay Gillesphey, Tom Heardman, and Kyle Cameron will all exit St James’ Park in a summer exodus after being told their deals would not be renewed for the 2018/19 campaign.

First-team manager Rafa Benitez has barely looked at the Under-23s squad to help boost the numbers in the senior squad.

Most of the Magpies’ best young talent is out on loan with Adam Armstrong, Freddie Woodman and Ivan Toney all performing well elsewhere.

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Newcastle’s youth set-up has really failed to deliver in the past few years with Paul Dummett the only one who has really been able to grab himself a first-team chance lately. Newcastle have always been a team that has produced talent so it is odd that no one has come through in a long time. It may be that there is a problem with coaching, funding or the fact that the Magpies have had a couple of relegations in the past decade. Benitez has not given anyone chances to impress, but you can’t blame him when the options are not that great.

In other Newcastle United news, West Ham are eyeing a summer swoop for this £60,000-a-week Magpies player.

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