As Howe begins to implement his plans and vision for his tenure at Newcastle, one thing on the horizon is the contract renewals of eleven players.
No one knows just yet what an Eddie Howe-Newcastle United team will look like either now or in the future, however, it is clear that some big decisions will need to be made of how Newcastle progress into the future – and which players they take along for the journey.
Here, using data taken from Tranfermarkt, we have listed all eleven players that are out of contract at St James’s Park before the end of the 2022/23 season and look at whether or not they may feature is Howe’s plans at St James’s Park:
Which of these players do you think deserves a new contract at Newcastle?
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