Former Newcastle defender Jose Enrique believes that the uncertainty surrounding his old club is affecting the players.
"I have a lot of friends in the dressing room and they are a little bit nervous because they don’t know what the club is going to do," said Enrique.
"I think that is why everyone is leaving Newcastle.
"I think Joey Barton will leave soon. Andy Carroll left in January and it is really, really hard for the manager (Alan Pardew)."
Newcastle continue their Premier League campaign with a Tyne-Wear derby match against Sunderland on Saturday.