Newcastle’s business this summer has been typical of Mike Ashley as the oft-criticized owner has sought to supplement the squad on the cheap.
Recently there have been reports that club captain and star man, Jamaal Lascelles has attracted interest from multiple clubs, namely West Ham and Leicester City. West Ham had a bid rejected for Lascelles recently, while Leicester City have identified him as a replacement for Harry Maguire, should he go.
While Rafa Benitez will fight to keep his star man, we all know that there’s always the chance that Mike Ashley can be tempted into a good deal for a player. If any bid comes in anywhere close to £30 million, Ashley may just take it.
The Newcastle owner loves selling players for high fees while also bringing in replacements on the cheap.
It might be an anxious last few days of the transfer window for Benitez but here are two new players the Spaniard should bring in if Lascelles departs.