Newcastle are facing a potentially crucial summer transfer window after securing their Premier League status for another season.
Rafa Benitez has done an incredible job at St. James’ Park, but will he stick around to push the club on next year?
Newcastle fans will be hoping so and we have decided to take a look at what their team may look like next season if Benitez is able to stay and make additions to his squad.
Here is our predicted Newcastle XI for the 2019/20 season…
Dubravka has been in good form this season and should keep his place between the sticks.
With DeAndre Yedlin failing to impress, Newcastle could bring in Bogle from Derby to play right wing-back.
The Swiss defender has been brilliant this season and will be looking to carry that form into next year.
The captain will keep his place.
Fernandez should come into the back three for the start of next season.
Despite a move breaking down in January, Newcastle could look to revive the deal this summer to play Lukaku at left wing-back.
Shelvey should nail down his place in the starting XI.
Hayden has come from the brink of leaving the club to being a key member of the team.
No doubts over his place in the starting XI.
Instead of signing Salomon Rondon on a permanent deal, Newcastle have been linked to Hoffenheim forward Joelinton – who could lead their line next season.
His current campaign has been cut short due to injury, so he’ll be hoping to hit the ground running next season.