Once again, there has been a lack of spending at St. James Park this summer.
Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has joined the club for £4m, but apart from that, it has been the all too familiar free transfers and loan deals signing at St James Park. Rafa Benitez has added Kenedy on a season-long loan, and South Korean and ex-Swansea City player Ki Sung-yeung.
The Spanish manager worked wonders on Tyneside last season to deliver a 10th placed finish. However, if Mike Ashley does not back him in the transfer window, he has a serious task on his hands to repeat that feat next season on a shoestring budget.
Rafa Benitez needs to look at the free transfer market and make clever additions if he is to deliver another top half finish in the North East. In particular, the forward line needs strengthening.
With that in mind, here are two free transfers which would transform the Newcastle attack…