Newcastle United fans here in the bar at the Football Transfer Tavern are buzzing to see what the Premier League brings them next season.
However, the summer transfer window has not attracted the big names that were expected to join the Magpies and with just over a month left of the transfer window, Rafa Benitez needs to get his skates on to ensure his team are ready for the start of the season.
Despite the lack of activity in the transfer window, our landlord believes that a manager with the pedigree of Benitez will not allow his club to be relegated, and has tipped his Geordie punters that they will see great things from their club this year.
The Magpies in the Tavern are less confident and they would like to see some areas strengthened before the start of the season, especially given the fact that many of the teams they perceive to be a similar ability to them are spending big money in strengthening their side.
The debate has rumbled on for a while now between the Newcastle fans and with time clearly running out, it is now squeaky bum time as the talks on who Benitez needs to bring in are coming to an end.
Our landlord has listened in on the debate and has listed there two players that Newcastle should sign before the window slams shut…