Newcastle United supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Premier League season, what with their side seeking to build upon their fine tenth place finish last term.
Rafa Benitez’s men deserve great credit for securing a top half finish upon their return to the top-flight last time round, having lifted the Championship title just 12 months earlier. However, based on their limitations during the 2017/18 season, it’s clear that reinforcements are needed over the summer if the former Chelsea and Liverpool boss is to indeed take the Magpies forward this term, and perhaps back towards their former glories in the years to come.
Yet with just a few weeks to go before the window shuts, the North East giants have added just three names to their squad, two of which in Martin Dubravka and Kenedy were at the club last term on loan, while Ki Sung-Yeung makes the move on a free after leaving Swansea City at the expiration of his contract.
And with funds again looking scarce for manager Benitez ahead of the new season, the Spaniard may have to focus on keeping the club in the Premier League again this term as opposed to looking up the division, which is why if they aren’t going to spend, the Magpies must target these THREE bargain buys this summer…