In order to raise money and restock the roster, Newcastle United might be willing to let players go in January.
Given how few players we actually have available, it seems crazy to let any first-team players go right now, but over the next few weeks, players should start to regain fitness.
If that’s the case, Eddie Howe may consider letting players go in January. According to Football Insider, Sweden international Emil Krafth is expected to be fired.
Emil Krafth has had a difficult year or so.
The 29-year-old impressed Eddie Howe when he was asked to fill in for Kieran Trippier, and he signed a new contract last year.
Since 2019, Emil Krafth has been a part of Newcastle.
However, since suffering an ACL injury during the Carabao Cup match against Tranmere Rovers in August 2022, Krafth has only played 129 minutes of football.
He has only recently returned from an injury and has not seen much use as a stand-in.
It’s time to take advantage of Krafth while we can.
Krafth was the best he’s ever been in a black-and-white shirt, covering Trippier for Newcastle in 2019 after the Mags paid roughly £5 million for him; Howe called him ‘excellent’.
Since Krafth’s contract expires next year and it’s unlikely he’ll be offered a new one, Newcastle needs to cash in on him while they can, even though it seems harsh to sell a player who is just coming back from a year-long injury absence.
All due respect to Krafth, it’s probably best for him to go as well because we have Harrison Ashby, Tino Livramento, and Kieran Trippier waiting in the wings, all of whom will be ahead of him in the standings come season.