Newcastle have a number of players not in Steve Bruce’s Premier League squad, who are on big salaries, and a Telegraph report claims Newcastle could cancel their deals in January.
The most notable of those is Jack Colback, who would not go on loan, and instead is left with just training sessions, yet still earning thousands of pounds per week.
We wrote previously that Newcastle should rip up his contract, as a way of saving money, while allowing the player to go and find another club, where he could still do a decent enough job.
But Colback is not the only one, as Henri Saivet is in a similar position, while Achraf Lazaar, Jacob Muprhy and Rolando Aarons are all out on loan.
Newcastle should have terminated Colback’s contract in August
While there could be an argument there is still time for Murphy and Aarons, Lazaar must be another who knows there is no future for him on Tyneside.
Cancelling contracts – particularly for Colback and Saivet – would be the right move, and although would not add much to any available budget for transfer fees in January, it would free up a fair amount of salary space at the club.
The only mistake Newcastle would be making by terminating their deals now, is that it was not done during the back-end of the summer transfer window, which would have seen them off the club’s books a lot sooner.
For the cost of a couple of one-off payments, it would be a win-win decision, for both the club, and the players, who are currently just treading water at St James’ Park.