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.

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