Newcastle United players return to preseason on July 4, and from today's standpoint, six of the magpies who have borrowed part of the 2018/19 season are back with fellow players.
Rafa Benitez's uncertain contract situation affects not only the transfer business in terms of revenue, but also spending – and what the future holds for players loaned out last season.
Some of these players were sent out to rediscover their form, while others simply have no future for the first team and Benitez did not want them to stay on Tyneside for that reason.
Here, NUFC author Chris Waugh meets the six members of the first-team squad who were on loan last season – and discuss what the future holds for each and every one of them …
The 28-year-old has two years left to sign a contract with Newcastle and will return to Tyneside for pre-season training, according to current information.
Gayle scored 24 lei in the championship at West Bromwich Albion in the championship last season, although the Baggies insist they can not afford his second-tier pay for another campaign.
Should Benitez remain as Newcastle manager, then the Spaniard wants to contract Salomon Rondon on a permanent basis, and the Magpies had hoped to use Gayle as a provisional deal for the Venezuelan, who has a £ 16.5 million clause in the contract.
Newcastle's Gayle is being offered a raise to convince him to go to West Brom on loan, so selling the appointment will not be easy.
Norwich City, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa have all shown interest in Gayle, who will likely leave if Benitez stays.
Chris & # 39; s judgment on whether Gayle will be a magpie in the next season: If a new manager comes in, Gayle could get another chance for the first team – otherwise he'll probably go.
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The 29-year-old was an integral part of the United squad, who reached the rise of the championship in 2016/17. Then he was banished by Benitez from the training of the first team.
Colback and the Newcastle coach should have failed on the training grounds. The former midfielder from Sunderland did not want to go, although Benitez told him to look for another club.
After a six-month training at the club's academy, Colback moved to Nottingham Forest in January 2018, extending his stay for another season last summer.
Although Geordie's midfielder wants to extend his career in Newcastle, he will not get a chance on Benitez.
From today's perspective, Colback has yet another year to deal with his Newcastle deal, but the midfielder admitted in 2019 that he expects no Magpie for the next term.
Chris & # 39; s judgment on whether Colback will be a magpie next season: If Benitez has the say, there's no chance the midfielder will stay in Newcastle.
When Murphy arrived for £ 10m from Norwich City in the summer of 2017, big things were expected from the winger.
But the first 18 months of the 23-year-old on Tyneside have not brought about the rapid development that some – including the backstage of St. James's Park – had hoped for.
In the first half of the 2018/19 season, only three Premier League appearances have arrived, with Benitez Murphy still unable to fully and tactically trust. While the inconsistency of the former England Under-21 player means he is often overlooked for more seasoned alternatives.
Interestingly, during the training, Benitez was impressed with individual aspects of Murphy's play. The wingman's pace, stamina and ability to play with both feet means he has all the components to be successful in the Premier League, but the former England Under-21 player remains a tough one.
After a mixed loan at West Brom, Murphy has yet to prove that he truly deserves to be back in the United States if he regularly starts with the XI.
Chris & # 39; s judgment on whether Murphy will be a magpie next season: He still has a place in Newcastle's long-term plans, he just has to start being consistent.
The Senegalese international, last seen in a Newcastle jersey at Stamford Bridge in a FA Cup tie in January 2018, has completed two separate lending periods in Turkey over the past 18 months.
He is currently with Bursaspor until the end of the season. In one of Graham Carr's recent acquisitions as Chief Scout of Newcastle, 24 months remain for the five-and-a-half year contract he signed in January 2016.
Saivet has never done a long run in Newcastle, but neither Steve McClaren nor Benitez found the 28-year-old good enough to be successful in the Premier League engine room.
He will be available for transfer this summer. If he can not be unloaded permanently, Saivet is scheduled for another loan in the next term.
Chris & # 39; s judgment on whether Saivet will be a magpie next season: Newcastle will sell him in the summer, and he has no future at United under Benitez.
The death of the 23-year-old was curious. Within two years, Aarons was excluded from the most promising youngster in Newcastle's books from the first-team squad and the reserve game for the campaign.
Benitez wanted Aarons to go elsewhere in the first half of the season, so the winger was sent to the Czech club Slovan Liberec for six months, despite a closed British transfer window.
In the overwhelming mid-season, Aarons returned to Tyneside at the end of December, where he has been training most of the reserves since then.
Geordie manager Steve Bruce seized the opportunity to meet in the last three months of the campaign in Sheffield Aarons, where the wideman wanted to rediscover his form.
Whether he has a long-term future at St. James's Park remains to be seen. He has a contract until the summer of 2021, but Benitez is said to have been unimpressed by Aaron's application and work ethic, and the winger has not contested a first-team match for United for 18 months.
In addition, out-of-field issues and injury issues have hindered his development – and he appears to be a promising talent that simply does not exploit his undisputed potential.
Chris & # 39; s judgment on whether Aaron's next season will be a magpie: Probably not, although he may possibly be loaned again to try to rebuild his form.
One of the biggest disappointments in the transfer of the Benitez government – and a player referred to by the United Board when it comes to the manager's occasional wasting of money – has been added to the transfer list for most of two years.
However, the Moroccan international has proved to be difficult, with two more years remaining for his £ 35,000 weekly Magpies deal.
The left-back struggled for loan at Benevento last season while never starting a league game for Newcastle.
But the 27-year-old moved to South Yorkshire with Aaron on the closing date of the transfer and spent the second half of the campaign with Sheffield Wednesday.
Regardless of whether he has impressed in the championship, Lazaar has no future for the first team under Benitez, and he will be available for transfer again this summer.
Chris & # 39; s judgment on whether Lazaar will be a magpie in the next season: no – although it will be easier to finally put him out of circulation than done.