Report shares how many new players Benitez wants in Newcastle United's starting XI next season

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United are said to have around £100 million to spend in the summer transfer window.

Newcastle's manager Rafael Benitez celebrates winning the league with his medal

According to the Northern Echo, Rafael Benitez wants to add as many as six new first-team players at Newcastle United this summer.

Benitez is said to have £100 million to spend this summer, and he intends to be ruthless with his current squad.

Although Newcastle have earned promotion in comfortable fashion from the Championship, Benitez is eager to see a number of new faces sign up at St. James’ Park.

And Benitez could change over half of his starting line-up, as he seeks to add quality to Newcastle’s squad.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

The Spanish boss has realised that if the Magpies do want to compete in the Premier League then they will need to make some serious renovations to their first team.

Newcastle are now looking at additions in every position, with a busy summer expected at St. James’ Park.

The Northern Echo suggest that both Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney and Huddersfield Town star Aaron Mooy are among Benitez’s main targets.

Fulham's Tom Cairney celebrates after the match

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