English Championship side Newcastle is set to lose more players with their new status, having been relegated from top flight football.
Last season they fielded a high number of different players as the club struggled with injuries before former coach Steve McClaren was sacked. Georginio Wijnaldum and Daryl Janmaat are set to leave the club for Premier League teams with Everton and Southampton reportedly interested in the duo already. Newcastle are also set to make a £4million loss on their January signing in Andros Townsend as Crystal Palace is reported to have completed the move for the star player.
Townsend who is only 24 years old joined the Magpies through the January transfer window but with the England international been invited in the provisional national team squad, he wouldn’t want to play for a lower division so as not to lose further chances. With Alan Pardew keen on bolstering his side ahead of the coming season, he is ready to land the striker for £8m which is the release clause for the player. Townsend signed the release clause as part of his contract in the event Newcastle were relegated. Pardew who has released two of his current strikers still hopes to bring two more Africans, yet he considers Townsend as a viable attacking option.
Townsend left Spurs to join the Magpies but they lost their fight against relegation going down with Aston Villa and Norwich. Benitez committed himself to the club by signing a three-year contract at St James’ Park at the end of the season but could lose more star players over the coming weeks. He already released Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux in a bid to revamp the team. Both were French team who didn’t contribute much to the team last season.