Turk Heads home - but what next after Emre departure?
He was supposed to be the magician that many Toon fans had been waiting for ever since the day that Peter Beardsley hung up his boots.
But despite some major highs and some lows that were lower than a snake's backside, one of Newcastle's main flair players leaves Tyneside without having fulfilled his massive potential.
Emre's departure may not go down well with sections of Newcastle fans and that's hardly a surprise given that if anybody could unlock the majestic skills inside the diminutive Turk - it was surely Kevin Keegan.
The loss of Emre leaves Newcastle shorthanded in midfield, with Joey Barton out of action for the foreseeable future, and a man down when it comes to some creation.
OK, so Newcastle were doing pretty well without Emre until Chelsea rolled into Toon needing victory and Everton taught us a football lesson on the final day of term.
The hope is that Emre's departure means we have a high profile replacement lined up instead, but the slow progress suggests otherwise as its all quiet on the western front or to the rest of us Barrack Road.
Many fans are wondering, just what are Newcastle waiting for?
They are also concerned that we are going to miss the boat this summer and that the current hierarchy has spats of too many Indians and not enough chiefs.
And what does Emre's decision to quit Newcastle for Fenerbahce say about the mindset of a 27-year-old with plenty of good football left in him and the required quality that we are currently having trouble landing in the current transfer window.
Don't forget the Turkish League is miles behind the Premier League and while the Canaries of Istanbul reached the last eight of the Champions League, they don't have a chance of winning it or even reaching the same stage this time around.
Getting back to the life and times of Emre, he hit the heights when he scored against Sunderland but although his ability and quality is there for all to see, the fact he was a confidence player and we frequently changed manager (Souness, Roeder, Allardyce and Keegan in just three years for Emre!) meant he was never going to discover his best form.
Still, scoring alone against Sunderland means he'll always get a warm welcome on Tyneside.
However, right now while the lack of transfer activity continues, the heat on the streets of Newcastle continues to rise.
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