Newcastle United plan to sell stars in January to raise cash - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

26th Sep, 2023 | 7:00am

Sources: Newcastle United plan to sell stars in January to raise cash

Newcastle are ready to sell multiple fringe players once again in the January transfer window, sources have told Football Insider.

The Magpies want to raise funds in order to do business of their own in the mid-season window.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (25 September) that Newcastle are considering adding multiple players as they struggle to adapt with the addition of European games to the fixture calendar.

Eddie Howe’s side released Matty Longstaff and Ciaran Clark at the end of last season and shipped eight more stars out on loan – including the likes of Ryan Fraser and Isaac Hayden.

Fringe duo Chris Wood and Karl Darlow were also allowed to leave on permanent transfers to Nottingham Forest and Leeds United.

A group of senior players remain frozen out of the Magpies side following the club’s mega-money takeover in 2021.

Martin Dubravka, Mark Gillespie, Emil Krafth, Javi Manquillo, Loris Karius and Paul Dummett are yet to play a single minute for Howe’s side in the 2023-24 campaign.

Dubravka has made 133 appearances for the club since joining in 2018 but has been replaced between the sticks by Nick Pope.

Krafth, Manquillo and Dummett were previously regularly involved but the signings of Dan Burn, Matt Targett and Kieran Tripper have rendered the trio redundant.

Karius and Gillespie were signed as backup goalkeepers and have made just four combined appearances in a Newcastle shirt.

The Magpies have now won three of a possible six games this season following their 8-0 destruction of Sheffield United on Sunday (24 September).

They face Man City in the League Cup on Wednesday (27 September) before hosting Burnley on Saturday (30 September).

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