Newcastle transfers are likely to be the story of the summer. The expectation was that when the takeover went through, Newcastle transfers would be happening left, right and centre and that the Magpies would sign whoever they could.
However, despite a torrid ending to the season and this demoralising news, the club finished 13th in the Premier League and 10 points clear of relegation. Some players did not perform as they were expected to heading into the campaign, with striker and record signing Joelinton scoring just two league goals after appearing in each of the 38 league games in his debut season.
However, certain players made a name for themselves, which could help attract some new faces for Newcastle transfers. Allan Saint-Maximin proved to be a hit in the North East, with the attacking midfield player utilising his tricky dribbling to terrorise defenders. Both Matty and Sean Longstaff also had memorable moments throughout the campaign, whilst Jamaal Lascelles continued to captain the club well when he wasn't injured.
No doubt though, several new faces are required to help boost the Magpies ahead of the new season, although investment in the squad is highly unlikely given Mike Ashley’s decision to sell the club amidst social and economic turmoil.
As long as the players perform to the level that is expected, the club should survive another season in the Premier League but Newcastle transfers rumours are going to the story of the summer this time around.
By Andrew Gamble