It has been a rather troubling season at St. James’ Park. Newcastle have gone from the Premier League‘s overachievers to the most under-performing side in the English top flight, in just a matter of months. Instead of solidifying themselves as a top half club, the Magpies have spent this season continually flirting with the prospect of a surprise relegation.
The poor form has taught Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley a lot about the character and quality of some of their players, and thus, a big change-up of personnel is expected in the summer.
While the club will have to get rid of a lot of their deadwood, they will also be expected to bring in some fresh blood as a means of improving the first team squad.
Here’s five players from across Europe that Newcastle have been keeping their eye on and could look to bring in during the next transfer window.
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