We aren’t the only ones who are thinking if only we can stay in the Premier League this season, then next season looks like we could back in the top six, and we could have one of the strongest squads we;ve had for many a season.
Mamadou Sakho – would be great signing for Magpies
With the five new Frenchmen having arrived in January, and already settling in well, we should have a terrific squad come the close season – always assuming we can keep our best players over the summer.
And there could be a clear-out at Newcastle of fringe players and also Fabricio Coloccini could leave, since he wants to return to Argentina to be with his family.
Danny Simpson will be leaving when his contract runs out in June, but we seem to be well off for good full-backs with Mathieu Debuchy, Davide Santon, Massadio Haidara and Ryan Taylor, who will be back form his ACL injury.
And Vurnon Anita and Jonas Gutierrez can also play full-back, so we don’t need any new full-backs this summer.
Mike Williamson will likely leave to join Swansea in the summer, as a replacement for Ashley Williams who is being courted by some big clubs, and we think Newcastle will need t bring in a couple of center-backs, and we hope we can get PSG’s Mamadou Sakho, who would be a great signing for us.
And of course we need a top striker to replace the departed Demba Ba, and St. Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seems to be our top target, but as we reported earlier today, Arsenal and Inter-Milan at least – are also interested in the 23 year-old.
We also expect Dan Gosling and Gabby Obertan to be sold this summer, since they just haven’t made a big enough impact on Tyneside, and veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper will leave the club this summer, when his current contract runs out, after 20 years at Newcastle.
Newcastle will also bring in some top youngsters, but it seems the club will be after three “purples” – who are first team starters at Newcastle.
If we can get those three top players in over the summer, there seems no reason why we cannot challenge for a high position in the Premier League next season .- and be in Europe again the next season.
But first of all we have to ensure we’re in England’s top league next season and that isn’t certain yet, although the win against Fulham has certainly helped.
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