With eight games to go in the Championship season, it truly is squeaky bum time for our resident Newcastle punters in the Transfer Tavern.
The Magpies currently sit pretty much neck and neck with Brighton and Hove Albion going into the final weeks of the campaign and our landlord believes that even if they get promoted, it will be deemed a failure if Rafael Benitez’s men fail to win the league, given the quality they have among their squad.
Geordie fans in the Tavern are not as bothered if they top the division, though – all they know that there will be a lot of cleaning up for the landlord to do if their side get promoted, with quite the party planned for that event!
With that said, attention has very much turned to who Newcastle need to get into the club so that they avoid relegation again. They just simply are too big a club to be playing Championship football according to our landlord and he has been busy in his beer cellar putting together a list of players he believes Benitez should be looking to sign to strengthen his side in the summer.
Here are THREE players the club’s scouts should be keeping an eye on during the international break…