Rafael Benitez would have the quality of strike-force required to help Newcastle United challenge for trophies, if he gets all the additions he wants this summer.
The potential triple swoop would be expensive, but it would be exactly the show of ambition that Newcastle need to make to keep Benitez.
With Townsend, Kenedy and King in their squad, Newcastle’s attack would be completely transformed.
The Magpies struggled for goals over the past campaign, but Benitez’s new-look attack would have pace, skill and a considerable amount of dynamism to be a threat to anybody across the league.
Kenedy and Townsend have already proven just how impactful they can be at St. James’ Park in previous stints with the club, while King would be an improvement on any of Newcastle’s current striking options.
And although the three additions would require Mike Ashley to back Benitez, the triple swoop could pay for itself in time, as it would lay the foundations for success.