Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are looking for a change of fortune, as their beloved Magpies look to be slipping towards the relegation zone. Rafa Benitez’s side have looked less than convincing since making a positive start to the current campaign, after going nine-games without a win spelt trouble on Tyneside.
However, having gone unbeaten in their last three Premier League games it looks as if the Toon Army are on the up, despite some obvious limitations. Although with their next encounter against leaders Manchester City fast approaching, they’ll be hoping they can do the impossible to keep their streak alive.
In a side that has had their fair share of criticism so far this season, Rafa Benitez will be looking to bolster their ranks with some much-needed reinforcements. As the likes of Joselu and Javier Manquillo look to be running on empty, the need for a striker and a defender takes priority in the transfer window business.
Indeed, it looks as if Rafa Benitez will turn to Mike Ashley to allow the Spaniard to bring in a fellow countryman, and former client in Pepe Reina after being linked with a move to Tyneside.
The 35-year-old has become the first-choice keeper for Italian giants Napoli so far this season, on his way to keeping nine clean-sheets in the process.
But, with a possible reunion with a previous gaffer of Reina’s from his time at Liverpool, it looks as if the World Cup winner could be making a return to the Premier League.
Nevertheless, here’s a look at TWO players who could just follow Pepe Reina to Tyneside this window…