Newcastle United will be hoping to make a few big name signings in the next two weeks as they look to add to their squad and make sure they are fully capable of competing for a top half finish.
Manager Rafa Benitez drew plenty of praise for keeping his side in the Premier League last term, and there has been a strong call for the Spaniard to be backed in the market to ensure that the Toon Army establish themselves back as a long term Premier League force.
A couple of additions this week have helped to ease the worries of some fans, but here at the Transfer Tavern, we think a few more signings would go down a treat with the Magpies faithful, and we think we have identified just the player they need in Argentina and Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.
The £10.8m-rated midfield ace was a key component of the World Cup squad over in Russia over the summer, and despite his country failing to impress, he still looked well when on the field.
His form for Valencia over the last few years has been excellent, and Banega could well light up the Premier League given the chance.
Classy on the ball and someone who is also willing to do some of the hard work off the ball, Banega is the sort of player who Newcastle United fans would surely like to see light up St James’ Park.
If Newcastle do want to progress, then signing players of the sort of quality that Banega possesses is a must.
Magpies fans, what do you think? Is Banega a good signing? Let us know in the comments!