Newcastle United have reportedly told two senior players that they can leave the club early after the management decided not to renew their contract for the next season as part of a major summer clear-out.
According to Newcastle Chronicle, the newly appointed manager Rafa Benitez, who is working hard to save the Magpies from a disastrous relegation this term around, has reportedly conveyed the message to attacking midfielder Sylvain Marveaux and winger Gabriel Obertan.
Their departure will mean that Newcastle might well be without three senior figures next term, as the manager confirmed that he is not optimistic that the Argentine defender, and club captain Fabricio Coloccini, will play any further part for the club this season, which increases speculation about the defender’s future at the club.
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The 34-year-old picked up an injury in a Premier League match back in February, and is yet to feature in the club’s attempt to rescue their season by avoiding the drop in the remaining two games of the campaign.
Franch footballer Marveaux made the last of his 57 appearances for the club back in 2014, before he was sent on loan to Ligue 1 side Guingamp, where he made 24 appearances.
The 30-year-old, who signed from Ligue 1 side Rennes in 2011, only managed to score two goals in four seasons at St. James’ park.
On the other hand, Obertan managed to represent his club 76 times after joining in 2011, and managed to score five goals for the Toon Army.
With Aston Villa already relegated, the Magpies are involved in a three way fight with city rivals Sunderland and Norwich City to avoid relegation, as only one of those three teams will be playing in the Premier League next season.
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