Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez find themselves in right position for a return back to the Premier League having been relegated last season.
They are leading the table in the EFL Championship table with 8 games left to play, a promotion to the top division of English football looks certain However, the Magpies manager has been the best side in the Championship at his disposal. Although there are still questions about their suitability of the same roster to the Premier League.
Without doubts, they will consider bringing in new additions to their side ahead of the top flight next season. With that in mind, here are three players from the Premier League some of which have been finding it difficult to adjust to life under new manager who will help Newcastle face challenges in the Premier League.
There have been vast speculations in the media that Rafa Benitez is considering a move for Gylfi Sigurdsson as a serious transfer option and it would prove to be a good signing if he manages to lure the Iceland international to his side.
The Swans forward has been among one of the most consistent attacking forward in the EPL over the past two decades and has been Swansea City’s best forward during that time. This season as well, the 27-year-old forward has been performing exceedingly well, despite his side struggles for large parts of the season. Sigurdsson has seen the net 9 times this season and has registered 11 assists for Swansea this season.
With the Magpies attacking options not being the most confident in the Championship, bringing someone in the like of Siqurdsson will be a massive boost in strengthening their side.
Here is another striker that could add more firepower to Benitez’s side. Daniel Sturridge has found it hard to settle into Jurgen Klopp’s new scheme of formation and injuries haven’t helped his career either.
The 27-year-old has seen the 6 times this campaign for Liverpool and also has 3 assists from 21 appearances. Despite his being down the pecking order recently, the England international ability remains undoubted. Sturridge’s injury history will be a cause for concern for Newcastle, but if the forward manages to stay fit for the remainder of the season, goals will flow without a questions.
If Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to ship him out in the summer, Benitez could get a deal done with Liverpool, and land him in the summer.
The Southampton forward finds himself down the pecking order at the St. Mary’s behind the likes of Manolo Gabbiadini, Charlie Austin and Shane Long.
The 27-year-old still has a great future in football and has showed he can be a reliable goal-scorer in the top division. This season, he has bagged 5 goals in 27 appearances for the Saints this campaign and has also registered 2 assists to his name this season.
While the Magpies Dwight Gayle has seen the net many times in the Championship this season, not meeting up with the task in the Premier League not so long ago aren’t forgotten. Rodriguez move to Newcastle will be an upgrade on Aleksandar Mitrovic’s inconsistency and Daryl Murphy’s age. They will benefit a lot from signing him this summer.