The writing appears to be on the wall for Jeff Hendrick. The 30-year-old struggled for playing time earlier in the season and was eventually loaned out to Queens Park Rangers. Hendrick didn’t impress enough to earn himself a permanent deal at Loftus Road either, so it’s hard to see Newcastle recalling him.

Eddie Howe already prefers Bruno Guimarães, Joe Willock, Jonjo Shelvey and Sean Longstaff over the Republic of Ireland international and is expected to bolster his engine room this summer, so there could be a lot of players standing in his way next season.

Hendrick joined Newcastle on a four-year deal from Burnley and has gone on to make 27 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals with one assist. The 30-year-old has made only three Premier League appearances this season due to stiff competition, so he was loaned to QPR in a bid to find some form.

Hendrick struggled at QPR, however, so his stock may have fallen this summer. But if Newcastle can drum up interest, his sale could make them £10.5m – a market value of £6.3m and £2.1m-a-year wages until 2024. Whether a club is commit that much money for an out-of-favour 30-year-old remains to be seen, however.

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