Newcastle transfer news: Benitez must offload trio after Manquillo capture

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25th Jul, 2017 | 6:41am

One reportedly earning £35,000 a week: Three Newcastle stars that must leave after Manquillo signing

COMMENT By Will Butcher

Newcastle have completed the £4.5million signing of Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid and now three defenders must look for a way out of St. James’ Park.

The Toon confirmed on their official website that the former Sunderland and Liverpool defender has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the club.

Manquillo comes as the Toon’s fourth summer signing, along with Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune and Jacob Murphy.

With Newcastle already possessing an abundance of full-backs, Manquillo’s versatility that allows him to play at either right-back or left-back is likely to see some casualties.

Football Insider compares three defenders that should now look for pastures new following the signing of Spaniard Manquillo, if the 23-year-old is considered first choice.

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Here are those three players, including one that is reportedly earning £35,000 a week at St. James’ Park: