Eddie Howe’s scary new-look Newcastle United line-up if transfer rumours are true - Premier League contenders?

Newcastle United’s frightening starting line-up next season - providing the current rumours and speculation are true

The Premier League season is over and the transfer rumour mill has already started churning. Only Euro 2024 can offer Newcastle United supporters respite from the inevitable onslaught of speculation.

Almost three years into the Saudi-backed takeover, Toon fans have become hardened to the never-ending reports linking their club with players far and wide. While links suggesting possible exits do emerge, they are nowhere near as prevalent the during the Mike Ashley era.

Supporters have also become wise to what may be fact or fiction - with far-fetched rumours in the early post-takeover days now a thing of the past. Eddie Howe is aiming to bolster his squad following a mixed 2023-24.

Given the injury crisis that plagued much of the campaign, Newcastle can claim success for clinching European football. But the squad depth was, at times, exposed and the Magpies will be looking at reinforcements - as well as players who can take the club to the next level.

NewcastleWorld has cut through the nonsense to produce a realistic Toon starting line-up based on current transfer speculation. Could this team launch a Premier League title bid?

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