Rafa Benitez has only managed to bring two players to his squad so far this summer.
Martin Dubravka and Ki Sung-yeung have been the only arrivals to the squad this summer as the Magpies have struggled to add any more numbers to the team. The club had been after Nice striker Alassane Plea but lost out to Borussia Monchengladbach. They had recently been linked with Andros Townsend but must sell Matt Ritchie to facilitate the move.
Benitez is keen to add a new number 10 to his squad and according to The Sun, he is keen on Uruguayan midfielder, Giorgian De Attasceta who is valued at £18 million by Cruzeiro.
The Cruzeiro midfielder helped guide Uruguay to the quarter-finals and his performances have attracted interest from Newcastle and Celtic.
The 24-year-old currently plays for Brazilian side Cruzeiro, where he has played 90 games, scoring 20 goals and 16 assists according to Transfermarkt. Capable of also playing on the wings, De Attasceta is a number 10 who loves to get forward. Less of a 10 that likes to create and play the defence-splitting pass, the Uruguayan loves getting into the box.
Newcastle desperately need a number 10. In truth, they need multiple additions going forward. The addition of Kenedy was a good start but Benitez needs a striker and number 10 to bring it all together.
Ayoze Perez was played in the role last season but in truth, he needs to play as a striker. The Toon need a creative talent to fill the role and De Attasceta would be a start.
Thoughts Newcastle fans?