Rafa Benitez releases statement as NUFC confirm 11 departures & offer new contracts to 8

Newcastle United have released their retained list following the 2018/19 season, confirming that Mo Diame, Cal Roberts and several U-23’s will be released by the club this summer.

The statement also confirms that EIGHT current U-23’s Tom Allan, Owen Bailey, Daniel Barlaser, Lewis Cass, Liam Gibson, Nathan Harker, Mo Sangare and Oliver Walters have been rewarded with new deals.

Rafa Benitez has also issues his own statement in light of the news, thanking Mo Diame for his efforts over the past three years and wishing several of our departing Academy players all the best for the future:

“I would like to say thank you to all the players leaving the club this summer.

“Mo has been a great servant to Newcastle United in his three years here. He has given us a lot on and off the pitch and we wish him well for the future.

“The players from the Academy have also given their best to the club over many years. We thank each of them and wish them good luck with the next step in their career.”

Here’s a full list of those set to depart (* = Scholar):

  • Mohamed Diamé
  • Cal Roberts
  • Josef Yarney
  • Tyrique Bartlett
  • Juanito
  • Otto Huuhtanen
  • Stefan O’Connor
  • Max Allen *
  • Thomas Cole *
  • Sam Joyce *
  • Deece Kasinga Madia *

U-23 players offered new deals by the club:

  • Tom Allan
  • Owen Bailey
  • Daniel Barlaser
  • Lewis Cass
  • Liam Gibson
  • Nathan Harker
  • Mo Sangare
  • Oliver Walters

New deals have also been offered to second-year scholars Ryan Barrett, Dan Langley and Jack Young.

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