Newcastle United have been linked with another summer of significant business.
According to a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle United are planning a significant recruitment drive in the close-season, with the story claiming the Magpies could add five new players to their senior squad.
The report claims chief scout Graham Carr is vital to the sides’ management structure, with plans moving forward for additions despite the fact that John Carver has only been appointed head coach until the summer.
At that time, it would be no surprise if a big-name replacement was brought in, but it appears Newcastle may already have identified plenty of targets by then.
Two new strikers, a midfielder and a quality centre-back to replace the recently departed Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa are all tipped as possible targets.
The report does not name any of the senior players who could make their way to St James’ Park in the summer, but it does state that the Magpies are also keen to strengthen their youth ranks with Jorge Mere and David Concha two possible arrivals.
Newcastle impressed last summer, bringing in the likes of Remy Cabella, Siem de Jong and Daryl Janmaat, and if they can be similarly successful 12 months on, whoever takes over at Newcastle for the long-term could have a very promising squad at his disposal.