The race for the Championship title continues, but we already know which two clubs have achieved automatic promotion to the Premier League for next season – Newcastle United and Brighton.
And potential summer transfer plans has already become a major talking point for the former club, with Rafa Benitez reportedly demanding a £100million budget for the coming window.
Whether Mike Ashley will grant it or not remains to be seen, but some alleged targets have already emerged; according to The Daily Mail, the Magpies are eyeing Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez.
The winger-forward was working his way into the England squad for the 2014 World Cup, but a massive injury prior to the tournament saw him sidelined for over a year and he’s yet to rediscover the same level of form.
Nonetheless, Rodriguez is clearly a talented player and Newcastle need to make signings with Premier League credentials, so we asked Toon fans earlier this week whether their club should sign the 27-year-old this summer.
And according to the results of our exclusive poll, a significant 68% of Newcastle fans would back such a deal for Rodriguez, who had netted five times across all competitions before this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures.