Newcastle United have once again gotten themselves to Premier League safety with a series of fine performances in the second half of the campaign.
Rafa Benitez has once again done a superb job in the managerial hotseat at St James’ Park, and if the Magpies are to keep progressing, then they have to ensure they keep hold of the Spaniard and back him in the transfer market.
Former Chelse and Liverpool manager Benitez could easily get himself a move to one of Europe’s top clubs if he wanted, but with news this weekend emerging of Newcastle willing to give Benitez up to £50m to spend in the summer market, then the Spaniard might well just stay put.
With that £50m, we here in the Tavern feel that the Magpies need to go after a former striker in the form of Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is set to become a Championship striker following Fulham’s relegation to the Championship this season.
However, the big Serbian is a much improved version of the player Newcastle had a couple of seasons ago, and a move for the big man on a permanent or loan deal might represent a shrewd piece of business for the club.
Mitrovic has proved himself useful in the top flight this term despite the struggles of the Cottagers, and there has to be an element of him what feels he has a point to prove in the north east.
Strong, young enough to get better, and with a keen eye for goal, Mitrovic would be a brilliant second chance signing for Newcastle.
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