Newcastle fans here in the bar at the Football Transfer Tavern are buzzing to see what the Premier League brings them next season.
Rafael Benitez’s successful campaign in the Championship saw the Magpies experience a comfortable route back up to the Premier League, despite the race for the league title going down to the wire with fellow promoted side Brighton and Hove Albion. Having a manager of Benitez’s pedigree at the helm has quashed the talk in the Tavern that Newcastle could be relegated this season.
Benitez is also the perfect manager to build a squad fit for the Premier League and our landlord certainly believes there is some dead wood in the Magpies’ squad which needs a little bit of work on in time for the new season.
Our resident Geordies agree and they really don’t want to go back down to the Championship due to not having a good enough squad. A debate has been sparked and there are many names that they would like to leave St James’ Park by the time the transfer window slams shut, if not before.
The debate has more or less reached a climax and the Toon Army in the Tavern have given the three names they believe should be axed from their squad ASAP.
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