Magpies head coach Steve Bruce could be handed a limited budget for the upcoming transfer window due to the financial impact of Covid-19 and the ongoing takeover saga.
Bruce managed to snap up Ryan Fraser and Jeff Hendrick as free agents last summer – and could be forced to visit that market again.
Here, we’ve taken a look at a number of the former Newcastle players available as free agents this summer:
1. Patrick Van Aanholt - Crystal Palace
The Dutch left-back enjoyed a short long spell during Newcastle’s Championship promotion-winning campaign in 2009/10 under Chris Hughton.
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2. Andros Townsend - Crystal Palace
Townsend became a fans' favourite during his six months on Tyneside but quit when the club were relegated to the Championship in 2016.
Photo: Mike Hewitt
3. Georginio Wijnaldum - Liverpool
Wijnaldum has won the Premier League and Champions League with Jurgen Klopp's Reds after his £25m switch from Newcastle to Anfield in 2016.
Photo: Fran Santiago
4. Danny Rose - Tottenham Hotspur
Rose hasn’t kicked a ball since playing for Newcastle on loan last year after he was frozen out completely by Jose Mourinho at Spurs.
Photo: Alex Livesey