Date: 13th May 2019 at 4:31pm
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Sunday’s resounding win over Fulham may be the final Newcastle match for Rafa Benitez and Salomon Rondon, with the boss’ contract set to expire and the Venezuelan’s loan deal nearing its end.

Beating the Cottagers 4-0 in their final Premier League home game before re-joining the Championship may also be Isaac Hayden’s last outing as a Magpie, as the defensive midfielder wants to leave Tyneside to be closer to his family.

The 2016 signing from Arsenal had sought to secure a move in last summer’s transfer window following the premature birth of his daughter, but Benitez told the 24-year-old that he would have to remain on Tyneside.

Hayden recently made it clear to club chiefs, however, that there is no excuse not to allow him to leave this year, but it is expected that the board may hold out for close to £20million first.

That has not stopped the former England youth international from sharing what is seemingly a farewell message to the St James’ Park faithful, who chanted “there’s only one Isaac Hayden” as he was substituted on Sunday.

“I haven’t been on here since my last tweet, I can’t thank you fans enough for the support you have shown me over the season,” he wrote. “I hope I made my mistake up to you guys and whatever the summer brings. It has been a pleasure to play for Newcastle United and for you.”

Hayden had not shared anything on his official Twitter account before that post since August 18, 2018, when he apologised for getting sent off in our second game of the campaign away to Cardiff City.

When parts of our Fanbase then saw Hayden’s most recent post, this is how some replied…

 
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