The Magpies have been relegated from the Premier League and will play in the Championship next season.
As with all clubs who go down to the second tier of English football, there is the threat of players leaving to continue to play their football in the Premier League.
Benitez has said that he wants to keep most of the players in the current squad, but he has admitted that the club will listen to big offers.
“At the moment I can’t say nothing because we are still talking,” Benitez told The Chronicle when asked if senior players such as Moussa Sissoko, Gini Wijnaldum and Daryl Janmaat would definitely be sold. “But the idea is that the majority of the players they would stay. It depends.
“Maybe we will receive a massive offer for a player we have to consider but the players know at the moment they have to stay. Then the club will decide little by little on each individual.”
Newcastle may not have survived in the Premier League, but there is no doubt that they do have some good players.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko, Jonjo Shelvey, Chancel Mbemba and Andros Townsend are just some of the players who have proven themselves in the Premier League.
Would these players be able to resist the temptation of leaving St. James’ Park if clubs in the English top flight come for them in the summer transfer window.