A number of players are expected to leave Newcastle United during the summer transfer window. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)A number of players are expected to leave Newcastle United during the summer transfer window. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
A number of players are expected to leave Newcastle United during the summer transfer window. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Eight players likely to leave Newcastle United - and 13 that won’t amid Eddie Howe’s telling move

A number of players are expected to leave Newcastle United before the summer transfer window slams shut.

For all the understandable talk of incomings, Newcastle United still have a number of players to move on this summer.

The Magpies have enjoyed a busy start to the transfer window by recruiting Matt Targett on a permanent basis from Aston Villa, Nick Pope and Sven Botman.

However, for Pope and Botman in particular, space must be created in the club’s 25-man Premier League squad.

Currently, United have over 30 first-team players on their books, some of which have already been told they can leave by Eddie Howe.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Ciaran Clark and Jeff Hendrick - both left out of Howe’s squad for the second half of last season - and Dwight Gayle are training with the under-23s.

Clark is reportedly interesting Birmingham City and Sheffield United, Hendrick is on Reading’s radar and Gayle is wanted by Watford and Birmingham.

Indeed, the trio are just three players that are likely to exit St James’ Park this summer.

NewcastleWorld takes a look that the players that could leave in the coming months, and those that definitely won’t.

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