Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Three Players Who Should Be Targeted By Newcastle United In The Summer

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Newcastle United have made their way back into the top flight after spending one season in the Championship and are looking to bring back their glory days in the next season by bringing a number of top class players in their squad this summer. Their manager Rafa Benitez is well aware of the fact that he will have to invest a lot of time as well as money in building a team which will be able to challenge the heavyweights of the Premier League in the next term.

The Magpies have already plunged into the transfer market and are looking for players who might give them the much-needed impetus for a strong start in the next season. Three such players might be-

Wes Morgan-

The Leicester City captain has been one of the highly rated players in the Premier League and was instrumental in making his team the Champions in the season prior to the recently concluded one. The Foxes surprised the whole football fraternity by lifting the Premier League trophy aloft for the first time in their history and Wes Morgan played a pivotal part in that.

However, in the last season, the story was far from satisfactory for the club as well as the defender, as they ended the season in the 12th position on the League table. This has caused the team management to rethink their strategies for the next season, with the possibility of the veteran defender being offloaded. This has irked interest from the Magpies, who are on the lookout to bag someone with the experience of Morgan to stabilise their defence for the next term.

Jermaine Defoe-

The Sunderland striker has been almost confirmed to sign for the Bournemouth side in the new season, but Newcastle can play spoilsport by bagging him for the next season. The Black Cats have already been relegated and are looking to let go of a number of their star players. Jermaine Defoe, who scored 14 goals in the last season, can be the perfect player to fit the bill for the Magpies in the new season.

Lucas Leiva-

The Brazilian veteran might be offloaded from the Liverpool side this season after serving them for a constant ten years since his arrival from Gremio in 2008. Rafa Benitez, the former manager of Liverpool, is well aware of the abilities of the midfielder and might be more than interested in the reunion to happen that can strengthen his side for the next season.

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