Newcastle fans have been preparing for their return to the Premier League for some weeks now in the Transfer Tavern.
Rafael Benitez’s successful campaign in the Championship saw the Magpies experience a comfortable route back in to the Premier League despite the race for the league title going down to the wire with fellow promoted side, Brighton and Hove Albion. However, the strong squad possessed by Benitez was enough to see them come up and there seems to be a decent amount of Premier League quality among the Toon Army’s ranks although the Newcastle fans in the Tavern are praying Benitez brings in the type of player that really solidify the club’s place in the top flight.
Of course, this is easier said than done but our landlord feels Newcastle will attract quality players due to its reputation as well as the pulling power of Rafa Benitez. He believes the north east club will also have to sell to make room for new signings and he has been putting his two pennies worth in to who should be coming and going out of St. James’ Park this summer.
Our resident Geordies agree and the debate in the Tavern has progressed to what business Benitez should deal with early this summer.
Here are the players Newcastle should axe as well as they players they should sign sooner rather than later…