The three players Newcastle United should sell this summer

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We take a look at the players Newcastle United should be looking to sell this summer.

Newcastle United's upcoming transfer window looks set to be one of the most important periods for the club in recent times.

Newcastle need to prove to their supporters that they aim to push on, and crucial to that will be who they bring in.

The Magpies are said by the Chronicle to be planning on making wholesale changes to their team, and in this piece we take a look at some of the players Newcastle need to sell to make room for new additions.

Mike Williamson

Williamson has been with Newcastle for five years now, but the time has come for the club to sell the defender.

Put simply, Williamson isn't good enough for a club of Newcastle's ambitions and he needs to be offloaded if the club are to move forward.

The 31-year-old has offered cover this year, but has been exposed whenever called upon and Newcastle need to ensure he doesn't play any sort of part for them next term.

Fabricio Coloccini

Another member of Newcastle's defence who has struggled this term, Coloccini appears to be heading into the twilight of his career.

In his prime the Argentine was one of the most combative defenders in the Premier League, but he has lost a yard of pace now and is nowhere near as vital as he once was.

As one of the club's top earners, his departure would make room for a new arrival and Newcastle should think about that, as they need to start looking to the future. 

Emmanuel Riviere

Many strikers have struggled to adapt to English football in their first season, but few have found the going as tough as Riviere.

The Frenchman was brought in to be the main man for Newcastle up front, but he has looked well short of the quality required to have an impact.

Riviere is still looking for his first Premier League goal and he has shown no signs that he will be scoring it any time soon.

When on the pitch, the powerful forward has looked well short of quality and Newcastle need to cash in on him this summer.

Although they may be making a loss, Newcastle need to realise that selling him is the best option, as they simply cannot continue to be patient with the striker, considering their desperate need for goals. 

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