Three World Cup stars that must be added to Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle wishlist

The 2018 World Cup is well underway and there are a number of players that have already made a big impact for their country in their opening group game, and surely some of them will have caught the eye of Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez.

The Spaniard will want to be backed by owner Mike Ashley in the transfer market this summer if they are to build upon their 10th-place finish on their first season back in the Premier League, in order to ensure they don’t have to look over their shoulder in the upcoming campaign.

Considering the former Liverpool and Real Madrid chief’s current team had a decent defensive record last term but struggled to put the ball in the back of the net having netted just 39 goals in their 38 top flight matches, his priority will surely be to strengthen his attacking options.

The 58-year-old manager will already have his targets in mind – Toon fans on Twitter hate the idea of signing a previously-linked 27-year-old – a previous but he may well have been convinced by the displays of a number of individuals in Russia, too.

Here are three World Cup stars that Benitez has surely added to his summer transfer wishlist…

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