Predicted Newcastle United starting XI for next season

St James Park

Here is the potential Newcastle United side for next season which includes the Magpies' new recruits and potential signings.

The Tyneside club have been one of the busiest in the early stages of the transfer window, completing no fewer than five signings, and parting with over £25million in the process. 

Alan Pardew generally favoured a 4-4-2 formation last season, but judging by activity in the transfer market so far, the 52-year-old appears to be readying to deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation next season, and it is with this shape in mind that the prediction will be based. 

GK - Tim Krul 

One of the first names on the team sheet at St James' Park. A solid presence in the Newcastle goal and the Dutchman's World Cup heroics will only have cemented his place further. 

RB - Daryl Janmaat 

The likely replacement for the Arsenal-bound Debuchy. Also a hit at this summer's World Cup, Janmaat has already undergone a medical at St James' Park and is expected to be officially announced in the coming days. 

CB - Fabricio Coloccini 

This will be the Argentinian's seventh season at Newcastle United and Pardew will hope for big things from the 32-year-old who appears to be going from strength to strength. 

CB - Steven Taylor 

The one-club man who came through the ranks at his boyhood club will hope to stay injury free this season, and build a strong partnership with Coloccini at centre-half. 

LB - Davide Santon 

The Italian had been linked with a move back to Serie A this summer, but has reportedly snubbed any such deal in favour of staying on at St James' Park.

CM - Cheik Tiote 

The 28-year-old Ivorian is heading into his fifth season at Newcastle United, and looks set to continue in his role of providing the metal in the middle of the park. 

CM - Jack Colback 

The 24-year-old local boy has completed a controversial move across the north east to represent his boyhood club. Colback will hope to settle in quickly after what he described as his 'dream move', and his hard work and industry could certainly go a long way to endearing himself to the fans. 

RM - Remy Cabella 

Newcastle's most expensive signing for nine years, Cabella arrived on Tyneside from Montpellier last week and is expected to play a big role next season. The 24-year-old can play anywhere across the attack so may not exclusively feature from the right-hand side, but will no doubt fit into the first team somewhere. 

AM - Siem de Jong 

Another new acquisition, De Jong has already been handed the role of vice-captain at St James' Park. The Dutchman is less versatile than his new team-mate Cabella, so could be more likely to play in the central role behind the striker. 

LM - Yoan Gouffran 

After two seasons the 28-year-old is starting to come into is own at Newcastle United and is expected to retain his place on the left side of Pardew's attack. 

ST - Emmanuel Rivière

The 24-year-old completed a £6million move from Monaco yesterday and could get the nod to start immediately following the departure of Loic Remy, and with Papiss Cisse managing to register only two Premier League goals last season. 

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