Areas to strengthen: Striker. Steve McClaren has certainly made Newcastle much more solid and compact, compared to last season. But they are still short up top. They have splashed out £15 million on Alexsandar Mitrovic, which looks like a huge gamble considering his disciplinary record. Buying proven Premier League quality upfront is what Newcastle need, and Charlie Austin will be their number one target. However they will face stiff competition for his signature from the likes of Palace and West Brom.
Possible targets: Charlie Austin, Benik Afobe