Four new Newcastle United signings who have uncertain futures

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A look at the signings Newcastle United made in the summer who are not guarantees to be part of the side next season.

Newcastle United had a busy summer of transfers, and the club are still waiting for many of them to prove their worth.

The team are picking up form and there is a general air of positivity around the club, after the sour start to the season which led to calls for manager Alan Pardew to be sacked.

Looking far ahead to the 2015/16 season, we have picked out four of the summer additions who may not be a part of the first team side...

Emanuel Riviere

The summer signing from Monaco has not impressed, save for a couple of goals in the Capital One Cup, and is yet to net in the Premier League, in six starts to date.

Ranked by whoscored.com as the team's least impressive player, the forward is not making a case to get regular football.

If he falls off the radar as the season progresses, Riviere could be in line for an immediate return to Ligue 1.

Facundo Ferreyra

20-year-old Facundo Ferreyra is on a season long loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, and has not yet made a first team appearance.

The Argentine was a real mystery man over the first couple of months of the season with some supporters even comparing him to Xisco, but he has featured for the under-21s in recent weeks.

As yet however the youngster has not made a good case to be signed on a permanent basis and it's uncertain whether he will be brought back next season.

Karl Darlow

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow was signed and immediately sent back on loan to Nottingham Forest, where he is continuing to play first team football.

The key to him being at the club next season is Tim Krul, and assuming the Dutchman sticks around, Darlow could be sent back out on loan.

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasani even said he would like to re-sign him should the side get promoted, adding a further layer of uncertainty to his future.

Jamaal Lascelles 

Defender Jamaal Lascelles is the second Forest player who was signed, and like Darlow, where he will be next season is uncertain.

The England under-21 international has struggled even to get into the Forest side this season, making his suitability to make the jump to the Premier League and make the Toon first team in 2015/16 is questionable.

Another season in the Championship, or out on loan elsewhere in England's top flight, could be the best solution for all parties.

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