Dundee United Summer 2019

Last year I decided to have a ‘live’ summer blog post that would be periodically updated as the club announced any news regarding players, sponsorships, kits or anything else of note. I did originally plan on starting a similar thread this summer, but after the playoff campaign. United seem to be intent on making things happen before that so maybe it is best if I start now!

With the club’s immediate competitive future still to be decided this page will change as things develop both on and off the park.

What follows is a post that will be kept active over the summer and will hopefully keep everyone up-to-date on all the happenings at Tannadice.

Current 1st Team Squad

Goalkeepers

Benji Siegrist – Contracted until June 2020

Ross Laidlaw – Loan ends in June 2019

Josh Donaldson – Contracted until June 2020

Defenders

Frederic Frans – Contracted until June 2020

Rachid Bouhenna – Contracted until June 2020

Jamie Robson – Contracted until June 2020

Callum Booth – Contracted until June 2020

Stewart Murdoch – Released

Sam Wardrop – Contracted until June 2020

Mark Reynolds – Contracted until June 2022 after signing pre-contract

Paul Watson – Contracted until June 2020

Mark Connolly – Contracted until June 2021

Charlie Seaman – Loan ends June 2019

Lewis Toshney – Released

Tam Scobbie – Released

William Edjenguele – Released

Liam Smith (pre-contract) – Contracted until June 2021

Midfielders

Adam Barton – Contracted until June 2020

Paul McMullan – Contracted until June 2021

Fraser Fyvie – Released

Billy King – Released

Sam Stanton – Contracted until June 2020

Morgaro Gomis – Released

Aidan Nesbitt – Released

Calum Butcher – Contracted until June 2020

Christoph Rabitsch – Contracted until June 2020

Cammy Smith – Contracted until June 2020

Fraser Aird – Contracted until June 2020

Ian Harkes – Contracted until June 2021

Peter Pawlett – Contracted until June 2021

Yannick Loemba – Contracted until June 2020

Strikers

Osman Sow – Contracted until June 2020

Nicky Clark – Contracted until June 2020

Pavol Safranko – Loan ends June 2019

Matty Smith – Contracted until June 2020

Released/Transferred Players

Fraser Fyvie, Morgaro Gomis, Aidan Nesbitt, Stewart Murdoch, Lewis Toshney, Tam Scobbie, William Edjenguele, Billy King, Luc Bollan, Kieran Inglis, Gavin Ritchie, Archie Thomas, Matti Zata.

At youth level the club have offered professional contracts to the following players – Layton Island, Shaun Brown, Rhys Caves, Flynn Duffy, Kai Fotheringham, Lewis Fraser, Adam Hutchinson, Mackenzie Lemon, Archie Meekison, Chris Mochrie, Lewis Neilson, Finn Robson and Darren Watson.

Staffing Changes

No obvious changes to be made this summer given that we have been busy in recent months behind the scenes. Updates to follow as they happen.

Other Club News

With updates to follow it is expected that we will get news shortly on the new arrangements with the club shop, the catering at Tannadice and the new kit supplier Macron.

New Signings/Contract Extensions

  • Liam Smith (pre-contract)
  • Mark Reynolds (pre-contract)
  • Paul McMullan (contract extension)

Opinions and Ramblings

8th May – With the news today of the 10 player exodus (and the previous announcement regarding Fyvie, Gomis and Nesbitt) you can probably say that this is all a case of “as expected” so far. I wish the young players released all the very best in their futures and also to the senior players who leave us. With Fraser Fyvie he is the one that most fans would have sympathy for and he leaves us with everyone hoping that he is a success in whatever he decides to do moving forward.

Hopefully the release of these players gives Neilson more room to manoeuvre this summer and hopefully it also means that we may have a few more departures in the weeks to come as the club negotiates with people who are still under contract.