Long-serving winger bids emotional farewell to Newcastle United

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The United winger departs after 10 years at the football club.

Newcastle United winger Tom Allan has bid an emotional farewell to the club after more than 10 years on the Magpies’ books.

Allan was one of a number of United youth products who will not be kept on as the club released its academy retained list ahead of what is likely to be a very busy summer on Tyneside.

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And after the news was made public of his release, Allan took to Twitter to send this message to fans: “After an amazing 10 years at my boyhood club it’s time to move on. To have had the chance to play infront of you amazing fans and my family is something I’ll never forget. Thank you @NUFC 🖤🤍.”

Tom Allan of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Newcastle United and Oxford United at St. James Park on January 25, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.Tom Allan of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Newcastle United and Oxford United at St. James Park on January 25, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Tom Allan of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Newcastle United and Oxford United at St. James Park on January 25, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. | Getty Images

Under-23 exits confirmed

As is the case every summer, it’s time to say goodbye for a number of players who have risen through the United youth ranks.

And as well as Allan, another seven kids have been allowed to depart from the under-23 setup.

Ryan Barrett, Brad Cross, Oisín McEntee, Mo Sangare, Regan Thomson, Jake Turner and Adam Wilson all depart this summer.

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New terms have been offered to Matthew Bondswell, Niall Brookwell, Will Brown, Lewis Cass, Joe Oliver and Dylan Stephenson.

As for the under-18s...

A United statement confirmed: “At Under-18 level, second-year scholars Harry Barclay, Kyle Crossley, James Huntley, Jamie Miley, Michael Ndiweni and Joshua Stewart have all been offered professional contracts, while Piotr Banda, Liam Chrystal, Joel Green, Josh Nicholson and Nathan Robertson will leave the academy this summer.”

Steve Harper: ‘This will be an emotional time’

Academy manager Steve Harper said: "I'd like to thank each and every player for their efforts during their time at the Academy.

"Many of the players leaving us have been here for several years so this will be an emotional time as they take a new step on their career path.

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"Our aim is to not just develop good footballers that can play in the first team, but good people who are equipped and prepared for life in or out of the game, and I'm incredibly proud of the Academy staff for driving and supporting that ethos.

"I'd like wish the players leaving us the very best of luck with their careers.

"For the players staying with us, there is a new challenge ahead of them and we look forward to seeing them back for pre-season."

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