Newcastle United and manager Rafa Benitez exceeded expectations during the 2017-18 campaign, as a good run of form late in the season helped to secure a tenth-place finish in the Premier League table. The attack certainly needs to improve, and the Magpies must add reinforcements in the coming weeks.
The Toon scored only 39 goals through 38 matches, and much of those struggles were due to inconsistency at the striker position. Dwight Gayle was unable to produce the same numbers from his time in the Championship, while summer-signing Joselu did not have much of an impact in his first year on Tyneside.
After spending the second half of the term on loan at Fulham, it would be a genuine shock to see Aleksandar Mitrovic back with United.
There will be options during the summer transfer period, and several strikers could potentially help Newcastle find their scoring touch once again.
5Bas Dost – Sporting CP
Rumoured to be a target for several years at St. James’ Park, Bas Dost could finally be poised for a move to Newcastle.
The Dutch international is set on a transfer this summer, following issues with management at Sporting CP.
A consistent goalscorer in both Portugal and Germany during his career, Dost may be the right fit for Benitez’s system.