April 18, 2024

Newcastle United are preparing for a hectic summer, with changes expected in the first-team squad.

In recent weeks, the Magpies have triggered one-year contract extensions for Emil Krafth and Jamaal Lascelles, ensuring that the defensive combination will remain at St James’ Park until summer 2025. However, there are still more decisions to be made, with four first-team players out of contract at the conclusion of the season. Two players on loan will undoubtedly leave the club when their contracts expire in June.

However, it is news of future arrivals that piques Newcastle fans’ excitement, as the summer transfer window is set to open with the permanent signing of Lewis Hall from Chelsea.

Newcastle is obligated to buy Hall for £28 million plus £7 million in add-ons provided certain performance-related conditions are reached. However, the 19-year-old’s lack of playing time has caused uncertainty about his future.

Hall has only made 11 appearances for United, and his last start came in November in a 2-0 loss to AFC Bournemouth. His last outing came as a late substitute against Manchester City in January.

But when asked if Hall’s permanent deal was ‘nailed on’ this summer, United manager Eddie Howe replied: “Yeah, I think so.” That is why I am planning for him to be here for the long term, which I am quite excited about because he possesses many of the attributes that we seek.

“In my mind, I expect Lewis to stay at Newcastle for a long time. He was always brought in with a long-term perspective, not as a short-term signing. He is a long-term signee.

“We have always believed in him and his abilities, and we have been working very hard with him on his game.” He’s an extremely talented young man.

“He has a few things to work on, as do all of the guys. I believe in him. My vision for him is that he will stay at Newcastle for many years.”

Hall will sign a long-term contract when he officially arrives, and NewcastleWorld has looked at when every player’s contract ends – with six players set to leave the club as free agents, as it stands:

2. Anthony Gordon – N/A

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Newcastle did not reveal the term of Gordon’s contract when he signed from Everton just over a year ago.

3. Harrison Ashby – N/A

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Like Gordon, the club did not announce Ashby’s contract duration. Currently on loan with Swansea City.

4. Lewis Hall – TBC

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Will spend the 23-24 season on loan at Newcastle before transferring permanently from Chelsea next summer.

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