Magpies confirm retained list for 2023/24 season
Newcastle United has confirmed the club's retained list for the 2023/24 season.
Ciaran Clark and Matty Longstaff are among the players who will leave the Magpies at the end of their contracts, although the latter will continue to receive treatment on the knee injury he suffered in December last year.
Clark, 33, joined United from Aston Villa in August 2016 and was the club's player of the year as they won the Championship title in his first campaign. He made 127 appearances for the Magpies in all competitions, scoring 11 times, and spent last season on loan with Sheffield United, helping them gain promotion to the top flight.
Academy product Longstaff famously scored the winner on his Premier League debut against Manchester United in October 2019. He netted three further goals in a total of 20 appearances, and has spent time on loan with Aberdeen, Mansfield Town and Colchester United. The former England under-20 international is currently undergoing rehabilitation from an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which the club are supporting him through.
Matty Longstaff scored on his Premier League debut against Manchester United
The club have triggered an option to retain Matt Ritchie's services for another season, while offers have been made to Paul Dummett and Loris Karius. The club have taken an option to extend Mark Gillespie's contract for another year, while Dan Burn has activated another year on his existing contract based on appearances.
Chris Wood will make a permanent move to Nottingham Forest on 1st July after spending the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground.
Also leaving the club are Harry Barclay, Niall Brookwell, Dan Langley, Joe Oliver, Josh Stewart and Isaac Westendorf.
United have activated options to extend the stays of Amadou Diallo and Michael Ndiweni while contract offers have been made to Will Brown, Nathan Carlyon, Kyle Crossley, James Huntley, Jamie Miley and Josh Scott.
Ciaran Clark helped Newcastle win promotion back to the top flight in 2016/17
At under-18 level, second-year scholars Ben Parkinson and Ciaran Thompson have agreed professional contracts while Eden Page has taken the option of a third-year scholarship as he continues his recovery from a long-term injury.
Beau Beresford, Steven Bessent, Lucas Cooper, Callum McNally and Nathan Nkunku will depart the Academy this summer.
Newcastle United thanks all of the players leaving St. James' Park for their efforts and wishes them every success for the future.
Contract offer made
Aged 24 or over under contract
Chris Wood *
* Will join Nottingham Forest on 1st July 2023
Aged under 24 under contract
Lucas De Bolle
Aged under 24 offered contract
Chris Wood scored a handful of vital goals for Magpies and made a big contribution during his time with the club