The Toon Army in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating their return to Premier League action on Monday evening, when they face Burnley at Turf Moor.
Newcastle United have not been in action since their 1 nil victory over Crystal Palace at St James’ Park last Saturday. The victory saw Rafa Benitez’s newly promoted side rise to a very respectable 7th position after 9 games of the season. Any lingering doubts about Newcastle’s ability to compete in the top-flight have been firmly put to rest by their promising early season form. Next up for Newcastle is a trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Monday night, where they will be looking to record only their second away victory of the season.
The Toon Army in the Tavern believe the manner in which their club have started the season suggests they will stay well-clear of a relegation battle this season.
And the recent confirmation from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley that the club is up for sale has further increased the optimism at the club.
Ashley confirmed that he wishes to find a buyer by the end of the calendar year, which would give the new owners plenty of opportunity to stamp their mark on the club during the January transfer window.
If Newcastle succeed in attracting a buyer with serious financial resources by the new year, the North-East club could be welcoming a handful of new arrivals in January.
Here are three players Benitez should be recommending to the new owners ahead of the January window.