Newcastle United has struggled in the Premier League so far and are in real danger of facing a possible relegation at the end of the season. With a potential takeover and change of ownership looming on the horizon, the club needs to start getting some results on the pitch under manager Rafael Benitez.
The January transfer window might provide their Spanish manager with an ideal platform to recruit some quality players in their bid to avoid the drop. The Magpies are currently hovering above the relegation zone and find themselves in 15th place in the Premier League table with just 18 points in 19 league games.
The Tyneside club needs to turn their fortunes for the better or else they might be dragged into the relegation dogfight in the second half of the season. Their biggest problem has been the lack of goals this season with the club only managing to net 19 times in 19 matches. None of their current midfield options has been consistent in this campaign and the shortage of creativity from the midfield has left them pondering for answers in front of goal.
Let’s take a look at three midfielders who can help Newcastle United save themselves from a possible relegation at the end of the season.
The Barcelona midfielder has fallen down the pecking order and might be deemed surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp. The 30-year-old has not featured for the Catalans so far this season and has struggled with injuries during his time in La Liga. Rafael Benitez can provide him with a platform at Newcastle to reignite his career and help the club in their quest to save themselves from relegation.
However, Turan might be a huge risk as the Turkish international is injury-prone but his quality overshadows the risk involved. He is definitely a gamble worth taking.
The Real Madrid midfielder has found his first-team opportunities limited at the Spanish capital. The Croatian international has just made 10 appearances for the Los Blancos this season and is looking for greener pastures in the upcoming transfer window.
A possible loan deal might be enough to convince the player to join Rafael Benitez’s men at Tyneside. He will surely add a lot of quality to this lacklustre Newcastle midfield and make sure that they play Premier League football next season.
The Villarreal midfielder is strong and powerful and has a commanding presence in central midfield. The Senegalese international is exactly someone that the Magpies need at the moment and will be a perfect fit at the club. The 27-year-old has made 20 appearances for the Yellow Submarine and has previous experience in English football which will come in handy if Newcastle finds themselves in a relegation dogfight towards the end of the season.
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