Date: 28th June 2019 at 7:21am
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Top pundit and former England right-back Danny Mills has played down the talk of a ‘crisis’ at Newcastle in an interview with Football Insider, after several United first-team stars were touted to be leaving the Magpies following Rafa Benitez’s exit.

Isaac Hayden is one who is thought to see the Spaniard’s departure as a boost to his hopes of finding a new club this summer, having informed United chiefs at the end of the recent term that he wants to move back down south for personal reasons.

Martin Dubravka and Fabian Schar, likewise, have been tipped to see the boss’ departure when his contract expires at the end of the month as reason to at least listen to potential offers, while Federico Fernandez publically criticised the board’s handling of the 59-year-old’s situation.

Football Insider now add that Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almiron may also find themselves subjected to bids this summer, with the Paraguayan also emerging as a potential target for Real Madrid.

Ayoze Perez, though, was the big name player muted as seeing Benitez’s exit as reason to leave the Magpies and has recently been speaking openly over his desires to secure a move to Valencia.

However, Mills doubts many, if any, of our key players will look to secure moves away this summer, even if they saw a move to United in a good light because of Benitez’s position.

“I think they will be able to keep them,” he claimed. “They are not in a financial crisis where they need to sell. Mike Ashley is shrewd enough to look at it and run it as a business.

“Mike Ashley doesn’t need to sell, and can keep his best players. It then depends on which managers come in and who he wants.

“I don’t think there is a brilliant player at Newcastle who lots of top clubs will want. There’s no one in that squad who makes you say, ‘wow, he’s irreplaceable’. Who are the stars in that team?

“You have a nucleus of a decent squad, and it needs three or four quality signings this summer. There’s no one who can’t be replaced.”

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5 Replies to ““Ashley doesn’t need to sell” – Top pundit plays down Newcastle ‘crisis’ as stars linked with exit”

  • What a load of bollocks. Has anyone ever looked at your website on a mobile phone? If so do you think it is acceptable, the amount of adverts which make it almost impossible to read the so called story!

  • Danny don’t be daft, you know all the trouble with this club come from one man Ashley!! So shut up thanks.

    • Well i like every geordie in the north east and worldwide, dont give a flying fxck about your opinion , mike ashley has done nothing but fleece the club of every penny generated by the club , just to buy other buisnesses, how many billionaire owners of football clubs hand an over price store like the “house of fraser” £50,000,000 and not give there manager a penny for players , and force the manager to make loan deals because he,s a fat tight fisted bellend who,s only intrest in newcatle utd was to make money off the loyal supporters , shove your opinion up your arse you has been

  • danny you dont have a clue what’s going on at NUFC so shut ya mouth and keep your bullshit to yourself IDIOT

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