Middlesbrough's Adama Traore in action with Arsenal's Hector Bellerin
With Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland having been confirmed as the three teams relegated from the Premier League this season, there is every chance other sides will already be looking to see if there are any gems in their squads.
The opportunity to continue playing top flight football in England is likely to be a huge incentive should an approach happen and unfortunately for the three sides that have gone down, that is something they can no longer offer.
While there is much talk about the future of Harry Maguire at Hull, or Jermain Defoe and Jordan Pickford at Sunderland, there is one Boro player that could be the perfect fit for Newcastle United. But it would be a risk.
That man is Adama Traore, a winger who came through the famous La Masia youth system at Barcelona and who was linked with a move to Chelsea by the Metro in January, while the Gazette says current Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wanted to sign the 21-year-old when he was in charge at Bayern Munich.
However, speculation on Traore's future has been quiet for some time, probably due to the fact that he has failed to score a single goal for Middlesbrough during 27 league outings in 2016/17. Yet there is this itching feeling that he can produce so much more.
Manchester City's David Silva in action with Middlesbrough's Adama Traore
Newcastle's system under Rafael Benitez relies heavily on explosive wingers in a three-man attacking midfield behind the striker. Matt Ritchie is good enough to continue in that role in the Premier League, but there are doubts over whether Yoan Gouffran can, while Christian Atsu will return to parent club Chelsea.
After being relegated in two successive seasons with Aston Villa and now Boro, signing Traore would represent a gamble for the Magpies, but the youngster also has potential to be one of the best wide men in the division.