Our Newcastle fans here in the Transfer Tavern are positively bristling with excitement at the moment as they look towards the new season in the Premier League.
The Magpies, of course, are back in the big-time after their season away and many think that the men from St. James’ Park are the best equipped of the promoted sides to stay up past the end of the new campaign.
That, though, cannot mean that the club can rest on it’s laurels in the transfer market and so the Magpies still need to bring in players to ensure their top flight status is preserved for years to come.
Who arrives, then, remains to be seen but the rumour mill is throwing out plenty of stories and one that’s caught our eye is from The Northern Echo who reckon that Lucas Leiva is a target.
That, then, caught our eye as it makes real sense with the Magpies needing some experience around the squad.
For sure, though there is talented players in the team you could seriously argue that there is a dearth of seasoned Premier League competitors that, crucially, know what it takes to compete at the sharp end of the league.
Indeed, the Brazilian has been in the league for 10 years with Liverpool and has seen plenty of big games and moments during his time at Anfield.
Certainly, those are the kinds of moments that Newcastle fans want more of at their club and signing the holding player would be a superb bridge between being a promoted side and returning to the upper regions of the game in this country.
Thoughts, Newcastle fans? Let us know below!