Three former Newcastle players Rafa Benitez must look to re-sign this summer
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has yet to be too active in the summer transfer window, and the Spaniard will certainly be hoping that their business ramps up in the coming days and weeks in order to ensure the improve upon their impressive 10th-place finish last term.
The 58-year-old, who should forget Nicolai Jorgensen and sign another 25-year-old World Cup ace instead, has often been at odds with owner Mike Ashley over transfer budgets, and he will surely be demanding he gets the money he needs to strengthen his squad as he wants to before the window slams shut on August 9.
The former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss has already signed goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on a permanent deal from Sparta Prague following a successful loan spell, and he will have more targets in mind – the majority of those are likely to be attacking reinforcements given they only scored 39 goals in their 38 Premier League fixtures last term.
While he will have some names on his list, perhaps he should also be considering bringing some familiar faces back to St James’ Park too, as there are ex-players that can still make a difference for them on the pitch now, as well as continuing the feel-good factor that currently surrounds the club following their positiove 2017/18 campaign.
Here are three former Newcastle players Benitez must look to re-sign this summer…