Most of the rumours surrounding Newcastle United in recent weeks and months have been about new signings and it is not hard to see why. The club are expected to splash out in the summer transfer window, having already done so in January. The Magpies have already achieve quite a bit of success under the management of Eddie Howe, having finished 11th in the Premier League last season but are not expected to stop there.
Thus, it will be important for them to make additions in the summer. They have already signed Matt Targett on a permanent basis from Aston Villa following the success of his loan spell.
On the other hand, they are heavily being linked with moves for Hugo Ekitike and Sven Botman, two of the most in-demand players in Europe right now. But at the same time, it will be important for them to move out players as well.
One player who is confirmed to leave St James’ Park this summer is Lewis Cass. As reported by BBC, Port Vale have signed the defender on a permanent basis following a loan spell at the club last season. He will be joining the League One side this summer, when his contract with Newcastle United runs out.
Newcastle United player confirmed to be leaving this summer when his contract runs out
Cass leaving will not be a major blow for Newcastle United’s first-team as he would not be expected to feature in Howe’s playing XI even if he had stayed on at the club.
He had been sent out on loan to Port Vale last season but that had to be cut short in January as a result of an injury. But it is clear that he impressed enough for the club to sign him on a permanent basis as a free agent.
Port Vale are preparing for a season in League One, having won promotion by winning the League Two play-offs.
We can only wish Cass, who came through the youth ranks at Newcastle United, the best of luck for the future and hope he enjoys success moving forward.