A takeover of Newcastle United has been completed ending 14 years of hurt under Mike Ashley.

A deal that will see the Magpies purchased by Saudi Arabian investors is now complete and the excitement levels have increased.

Steve Bruce is likely to depart. The Magpies are currently 19th in the Premier League and haven’t won yet this season.

A new manager is likely to be the immediate priority and in January new players will indeed be sought.

Newcastle are expected to have a bounty of cash to spend, although to balance the books some will need to leave.

Amid the takeover being completed, we looked at three Newcastle players who should now be fearing for their future at the club.

Who leaves Newcastle following the takeover?

Ryan Fraser

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This might seem a strange one given that he only checked in at St James’ Park in the summer of 2020.

It’s fair to say that his move to the North East hasn’t worked out though and he does appear to have regressed.

The 27-year-old has scored once and registered three assists during his 27 Newcastle appearances and he’s not made the grade.

Typically a right-winger, a new manager will likely target new attacking players and that doesn’t bode well for Fraser.

 

Joelinton

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Another transfer that just hasn’t worked out is that of the Brazilian forward.

Although it’s not been through a lack of trying, he’s simply not showcased his Bundesliga form in the Premier League.

In 88 games for Newcastle, the £40 million recruit has scored just 10 goals and claimed eight assists.

Joelinton earns £80,000-a-week at St James’ Park and the new owners may feel they can use those funds on a more capable player.

Karl Darlow

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Although he’s technically the club’s current number one, that might not be the case for much longer.

Newcastle have already been linked with Fenerbahce stopper Altay Bayindir and Martin Dubravka is nearing full fitness.

With that in mind, a goalkeeper could leave and with Darlow now 30 he could move in search of first-team football.

Darlow has made 94 appearances for the Magpies but he could now be on borrowed time.

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