Rafa Benitez has done a wonderful job at St James Park, bringing them back up to the Premier League and keeping them in the top flight.
Newcastle’s fortunes changed in the New Year as the Spaniard has guided his side to a likely 13th-place finish, but for the club to go to the next level, investments will need to be made.
It’s no secret that the Magpies have struggled with money situations in the past, but if they want to get back into the top half of the table, money needs to be spent.
However, it is clear to see where Benitez needs to improve with a striker surely being high on the list. The North East side have only scored 36 goals this season — the second lowest outside of the relegation zones — with Brighton the only team having fewer conversions.
The Bundesliga is full of talent that would help improve the Magpies, and it is worth the club having a look into the German league for acquisitions.
Here are five players from the Bundesliga who Newcastle should consider signing.
The Croatian forward has been in fine form this season, scoring 16 goals and setting up a further four.
The 27-year-old has proven this season that he is prolific in front of goal, which has helped Hoffenheim keep up with the pace of the sides above them as they aim for a push into the European places.
Kramaric would provide the Magpies with goals, which would help them a lot next season if they want a higher finish.
The Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder has been impressive in the Bundesliga this season, as he has helped them keep the pressure on the teams above them.
The German has scored three goals but has accumulated eight assists this campaign as his side sit in fifth place.
Neuhaus would be a fantastic signing for Newcastle as he would enhance the pace at which they play, along with providing an attacking outlet from deep.
The 22-year-old Brazilian striker is currently out injured, but before his absence, he was a huge threat for defences.
Joelinton scored seven goals and claimed five assists in the 26 matches he appeared in this campaign.
The youngster would be a good signing for the club as he would give Newcastle more attacking options and, because of his age, he will only become better.
The Brazilian wing-back has been a sensation for Wolfsburg this season, and his performances have helped the side climb into the top eight, just one point behind the last European place.
His defensive ability has been evident, but he has also displayed the ability to get forward with attacking intent.
William would be a strong signing for Newcastle, as it would strengthen their options out wide immeasurably.
The American defender has been a top tackler for a couple of years now but has added some attacking aerial threat to his game this season.
The 26-year-old has three goals and two assists to his name this term, which is impressive for a centre-back.
A Schar and Brooks partnership could be what Newcastle need to solidify their defence for next season.
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