Merino in: Now Benitez needs these 3 Newcastle signings

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Patrick Roberts

Newcastle’s solid start to the season has not been epitomised by a ruthless cutting-edge in the final-third.

The arrival of right winger Patrick Roberts, a highly promising young prospect at just 20 years of age, would do wonders to increase Newcastle’s potency going forward.

Roberts is currently on loan at current Scottish champions Celtic from Manchester City, and he represents one of Europe’s more affordable young talents.

Roberts is a player who likes to drift into the centre of the pitch onto his stronger left-foot, where he is able to split defences through a combination of dazzling dribbling and incisive passing.

His excellent form for The Hoops throughout his two loan spells have cemented his reputation as a fan-favourite at Celtic Park.

Providing he does not feature in Guardiola’s plans for next season, Newcastle would be mad not to consider bringing him to the North-East.

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