Our Newcastle fans here in the Transfer Tavern can’t wait to see how their side does in the Premier League once the new campaign gets underway.
For sure, there is an element of the unknown with the squad largely different from the one that went down at the end of 2015/16 and so the plan has to be to try and make sure a repeat of that doesn’t happen.
Many Magpies fans, though, want to see them aim higher that just survival and so it remains to be seen just how the club manages to do as regards to their league finish.
For now, though, we’re concentrating on the transfer market and it seems as though the Magpies are the favourites to sign Martin Skrtel from Fenerbahce.
Indeed, Labrokes have them at 2/1 to sign the former Liverpool player in a move that would see him reunited with Rafa Benitez – whom he worked under Anfield.
It would also be a move that brings vast Premier League experience to the club and so it remains to be seen if a deal can be worked out.
Thoughts, Magpies? Let us know below!