Date: 9th June 2020 at 8:15pm
Written by: Shaun Williamson

A recent article from The Athletic’s George Caulkin has left some Newcastle United supporters feeling a little anxious this week.

He claims that Magpies managing director Lee Charnley has made contact with representatives of out-of-contract trio Andy Carroll, Javier Manquillo and Matty Longstaff to sign short-term extensions with the prospect of that becoming longer term.

It means all three players would definitely be available to finish the remaining nine matches of the campaign with the season set to resume next week. Currently, their contracts will expire at the end of the month, which would be halfway through this strange end to the campaign.

Should Lee Charnley follow Mike Ashley out of the exit door?

Yes, 100%

Yes, 100%

No, keep him

No, keep him

And many at St James’ Park have questioned the club and the state they’ll be coming back in as the takeover situation continues to rumble on with a decision yet to be made on the Premier League’s part.

Current owner Mike Ashley has practically already washed his hands of United, meaning without Charnley’s intervention here, we really would be a rudderless ship.

Here’s how the Magpies faithful have reacted to Caulkin’s claim…

 
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