Newcastle United supporters have been pretty satisfied in the Transfer Tavern during the current international break after seeing their team lose just one of their six Premier League matches prior to the fortnight’s interruption.
Rafa Benitez’s men were just two points clear of the bottom three after losing 3-1 to Manchester City back in January, but they have since then won two and drawn three of their six games to move up to 13th place in the table. The Magpies produced a fantastic performance to get the better of Manchester United last month, and they then made it back-to-back wins at St James’ Park last time out by cruising past fellow relegation candidates Southampton, in turn moving five points clear of the Saints who currently occupy the final relegation place.
Consequently, there have been many thrilled Newcastle fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are sincerely hoping that their side can maintain their recent form between now and May, and thus secure their Premier League status.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Magpies supporters to get their teeth into, not least recent reports suggesting that manager Benitez is targeting a number ten this summer in a bid to bolster his squad.
The North East heavyweights have struggled for goals throughout the current campaign with just 30 scored in their 30 Premier League games, with Ayoze Perez one man in particular who has come in for criticism this term having managed just two goals and three assists thus far.
And reports suggest that Benitez is seeking to reinforce his attacking midfield options this term ahead of what they hope will be another Premier League campaign next time round, and as such here are TWO players who could seek to fill that void during the close season…
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