While Newcastle United fans will be firmly focused on who will be coming in the St James’ Park over the summer, there is the not-so-small matter of shipping out some of the deadwood already at the club.
The Magpies might have a small squad in comparison to their Premier League rivals but there are a host of players still taking up chunks of the wage bill, who are hardly featuring for the first team.
Thankfully for the club, they already have two senior figures heading out of the door in the summer, with Jesus Gamez and Massadio Haidara reported by the Chronicle as certain exits, their contracts expiring at the end of the season.
However the duo will not be the only proverbial deadwood which find their way kicked out of the exit door, and there looks set to be a major cull of the senior side if the club do manage to retain their place in the Premier League.
So who is destined for the axe?
Here, Football Insider identifies the senior trio – all of which have made a first team appearance this season (ruling out the likes of Jack Colback and Matz Sels) – who are to follow Gamez and Haidara out of Tyneside, including one long serving star.
Click below to see which senior figures need shipping out from Newcastle United this summer…