Newcastle United have had a quiet transfer window by all accounts as manager Rafa Benitez has struggled to obtain the funds needed to really go out and add some top quality players to his squad at St James’ Park.
A poor start to the season has followed, but things took a turn for the better this weekend with the club hammering West Ham United at home to give them their first three points of the season.
However, more new signings are needed if the club is going to progress and avoid a relegation battle this term, and our landlord here in the Tavern thinks that there is one player out there who Newcastle should go all out to land. That player? Sporting Lisbon star William Carvalho.
The impressive central midfielder and lynch pin in the Portuguese national side as they won the European Championships last year, has been superb for current club Lisbon over a number of seasons now.
His name has been mentioned throughout the summer in links with numerous clubs, including the likes of West Ham and Manchester United to name but two.
However, by signing for someone like Newcastle, he could thrive as the main man in midfield and become a real leader for the Magpies. He would certainly cost a decent fee, but Benitez will no doubt be doing all he can to convince Mike Ashley to loosen the purse strings, and Carvalho would be the ideal signing if Newcastle could pull it off.
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