Three reasons Newcastle signing this midfield star makes real sense
Barring a dramatic late collapse, Newcastle will be bounce straight back up to the Premier League for 2017/18, repeating the trick they pulled off in 2009/10.
Passing the 100-point mark may not be feasible this time around – albeit it’s mathematically possible to equal the 102 haul of their last second tier season – but the end result is all that matters and the club will be desperate to not have to do it all over again in a few years’ time.
Newcastle have learnt the hard way in the transfer market, so if we do indeed better ourselves due to past mistakes, the Magpies should be geared up for a productive off-season to signal their top-level comeback. The club will have money to spend given their big sales last year and the vast levels of cash that come with being in the Premier League, meaning there is no reason for the club to be unambitious in terms of targets.
An interesting name they could look to is Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere. The England international is currently on loan at Bournemouth and has already told Shoot that he’s unsure of his future back in London, while reports have indicated that the Cherries are not as keen as they once were to make his stay a permanent one. Wilshere could be available and even though Newcastle have a wealth of central midfield options, a player of such quality could be hard to overlook.
Here are three reasons this deal makes sense…