Newcastle will be bringing some good players into the club in January and the actual targets will depend on how well we are positioned in the league table by then.
If we are at the top and maybe some points ahead of the opposition then Rafa may decide to try to sign top players who will help us in the Premier League.
But it’s almost certain he will try to bring in some top young players and one player we have been been watching this season is 19 year-old Partizan Belgrade center-back Nikola Milenkovic.
Nikola Milenkovic – 6ft 5ins Partizan center-back
The lad stands 6ft 5ins tall in his stocking feet and would provide height and heading ability at the back for Newcastle and he would be given time to develop under manager Rafa Benitez.
Milenkovic made his debut for Partizan in the SuperLiga match against Mladost Lucani only last April and clubs like Ajax and Anderlecht have already shown an interest in the defender.
Nikola already has one cap for Serbia playing in the 3-0 loss to Qatar in a friendly on 29th September, when he was still only 18, so he is very highly regarded in Serbia.
He has played 29 times for Partizan so far with two goals and is now getting regular playing time in Serbia.
Newcastle already have a fairly solid defense with the likes of Ciaran Clark and Jamaal Lascelles, but Milenkovic would be one for the future and have time to develop.
Under the guidance of the world-class Rafa Benitez – Milenkovic could quite easily grow into a star player for Newcastle in the future.
What do you think?