Would you have them back at St James’s Park? Here’s 13 players who find themselves out-of-contract.
1. Mehdi Abeid - Dijon
Angers' French midfielder Jeff Reine Adelaide (L) vies with Dijon's Algerian midfielder Mehdi Abeid (R).
Photo: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER
2. Danny Simpson - Leicester City
Danny Simpson left United for the Championship and Leicester City and ended up winning the Premier League title.
Photo: David Rogers
3. HULL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Ryan Taylor of Hull City (R) challenges of Inigo Calderon of Brighton & Hove Albion during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Hull City and Brighton & Hove Albion at KC Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
Ryan Taylor, of 'over the wall' fame, was this summer released by Fleetwood Town, managed by another former Magpies midfielder, Joey Barton.
Photo: Nigel Roddis
4. Sylvain Marveaux - Lorient
Guingamp's French midfielder Sylvain Marveaux (R) vies for the ball with Montpellier's French midfielder Bryan Dabo. A free transfer signing, who only ever showed flashes of quality in black and white.
Photo: FRED TANNEAU