Premier League clubs have announced their retained lists ahead of the 2019/20 season, meaning there’s now several players without clubs and available to sign on a free.
It goes without saying that the first big signing we must make this summer is Rafa Benitez, but there’s a few ‘freebies’ he may have his eye on should he extend his stay at St James’ Park.
Here’s a look at all the players that have been released following the 2018/19 Premier League season:
Arsenal : Danny Welbeck, Aaaron Ramsey (joining Juventus), Stephan Lichtsteiner, Petr Cech, Cohen Bramall, Charlie Gilmour, Julio Pleguezuelo.
Bournemouth : Marc Pugh, James Boote, Jordan Holmes.
Brighton & Hove Albion : Jordan Araujo, Ben Barclay, Julien Carre, William Collar, Billy Collings, Ben Hall, Stefan Ljubicic, James Moore, Owen Moore, Bruno, Joe Tomlinson, Richard Towell
Burnley : Peter Crouch, Andres Lindegaard, Stephen Ward, Marley Blair, Adam Bruce, Tinashe Chakwana, James Clarke. Edward Cook, Mark Howarth, Ntumba Massanka, Conor Ntumba, Aiden Stone, Jon Walters.
Cardiff City : Aron Gunnarsson, Kadeem Mathurin-Harris, Kadeem Raymond, Brian Murphy, Stuart O’Keefe, Tyrone Duffus.
Chelsea : Gary Cahill, Rob Green, Kyle Scott (recently tipped to join NUFC), Bradley Collins, Fankaty Dabo, Eduardo Carvalho, Todd Kane, Josimar Quintero, Ruben Sammut, Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Jared Thompson
Crystal Palace : Bakary Sako, Jason Puncheon, Pape Souare, Julian Speroni.Tyler Brown, Joseph Hungbo, Oliver O’Dwyer.
Everton : Ashley Williams, Leighton Baines (discussing new deal), Philip Jagielka, Daniel Bramall, Henry Charsley, Mateusz Hewelt, Joseph Hilton, Jack Kiersey, Shayne Lavery, Boris Mathis, Chris Renshaw.
Fulham : Ryan Babel, Lazar Markovic, Elijah Adebayo, Robert Atkinson, Aron Davies, Jose Garrido, Chris Kelly.
Huddersfield Town : Laurent Depoitre, Erik Durm, Jonas Lossl, Daniel Williams, Mark Hudson, Jack Payne, Gabriel Rosario, Harry Spratt, Jake Barrett, Regan Booty.
Leicester City : Danny Simpson, Shinji Okazaki, Max Bramley, Kairo Edwards-John, Davide Lorenzo, Habib Makanjuola, Alassane Meite, Louis Ramsay, Lamine Sherif.
Liverpool : Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno, Adam Bogdan, Juanma Garcia, Conor Masterson, Glen McAuley, Connor Randall, Corey Whelan.
Newcastle United : Mo Diame, Callum Roberts, Josef Yarney, Tyrique Bartlett, Juanito, Otto Huuhtanen, Stefan O’Connor.
Manchester City : Vincent Kompany (going to Anderlecht) Nathan Brattan, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Cameron Humphreys-Grant, Aaron Nemane, Charlie Oliver.
Manchester United : Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Millen Baars, Josh Bohui, Zak Dearnley, Callum Gribbin, DJ Buffonge, Matthew Olosunde, Regan Poole, Thomas Sang, Tyrell Warren, Callum Whelan, Matthew Willock, James Wilson.
Southampton : Steven Davis, Jonathan Afolabi, Jamie Bradley-Green, Jake Flannigan, Siph Mdlalose, Ben Rowthorn.
Tottenham Hotspur : Fernando Llorente, Michel Vorm, Dylan Duncan, Charlie Freeman, Thomas Glover, Connor Ogilvie, Jamie Reynolds,
Watford : Miguel Britos, Heurlho Gomes, Ashley Charles, Andre Eleftheriou, Thomas Hoban, Sam Howes, Tom Leighton.
West Ham United : Andy Carroll, Adrian, Samir Nasri, Moses Makasi, Toni Martinez, Vashon Neufville, Josh Pask, Noha Sylvestre.
Wolves : Michal Zyro, Ben Goodliffe, Aaron Hayden, Carlos Heredia, Diego Lattie, Enzo Sauvage.
There’s not a great deal of options who appeal here – which you’d expect given they’ve all been released! – however there are several players who could definitely do a job at Newcastle.
Is there anyone here you’d like to see us snap up on a free this summer?