Newcastle United confirm their squad numbers for this season

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The players now know which shirt numbers they will be wearing for Newcastle United this season

Newcastle United have announced their squad numbers for this season on their official Twitter account.

The news comes the day after Newcastle completed their third signing of the summer, bringing in Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht shortly after signing Aleksandar Mitrovic from the same club and Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven.

That is unlikely to be the last of the Magpies’ summer spending but now fans know what numbers their three new players will wear next season.

Wijnaldum has been given the number five shirt, while Mbemba will wear number 18 and Mitrovic will have the number 45 on his back.

All three are sure to play a significant role in Newcastle’s season although given Mbemba’s age – he is only 20 – it will be interesting to see if he is put straight into the starting line-up or if manager Steve McClaren beds him in slowly.

The one thing that is guaranteed is that Mitrovic and Wijnaldum bring goals to this Newcastle side and they should be a joy to watch in the months ahead.

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