Newcastle United are currently in the thick of the relegation battle in the Premier League.
The Magpies are currently on 25 points, one point clear of the relegation zone.
Manager Rafa Benitez masterminded their survival last season and he’ll be hoping to do the same again this term.
If they manage to stay in the top flight, then Benitez will need to strengthen his squad considerably.
The midfield area has been boosted by the rise of youngster Sean Longstaff, who has perfectly fitted into life in the Premier League.
However, with players like Jonjo Shelvey being very injury prone, they could do with a few more players, so, we’ve taken a look at potential midfielders that the Magpies could try to sign in the summer.
The Chelsea midfielder isn’t getting as much playing time as he desires and if given a good offer, then he may be tempted to leave the London club.
Benitez will be able to offer the Englishman first-team action at St James’ Park. He’s good with the ball at his feet and has the quality to split a defence apart.
The Sassuolo midfielder was being linked with a move to the Magpies in January.
His range of passing is admirable and is still only 23 years old, meaning he will probably continue to get better.
The Nantes midfielder is also 23 years old and could be another good addition for Newcastle.
He works hard and isn’t afraid to put in a challenge, but is also good with the ball.
The Watford man is proven in the Premier League and will add some extra energy in midfield for Newcastle.
Convincing him to leave Watford would be tough but worth the trouble.
Demirbay is an important man for Hoffenheim and is a good box-to-box midfield player.
He is energetic and also has an eye for goal.