Newcastle United’s starting XI for the new season - if the transfer news is true. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Your new Newcastle United starting XI features five summer signings - if the transfer news is true

Newcastle United have made a strong start to the summer transfer window with the arrival of three senior players.

The signing of Matt Targett on a permanent basis from Aston Villa for £15million kickstarted the club’s business.

Fellow Englishman Nick Pope swiftly followed Targett to St James’ Park, with the 30-year-old arriving from Burnley on a four-year contract.

The month of June is usually a quiet month, but Newcastle made the most noise by sealing a deal for highly-rated defender Sven Botman.

Botman, a Dutch under-21s international, is a player the Magpies have chased since January. To finally get him, ahead of AC Milan, is a bit of a bit deal.

Eddie Howe’s side are finished in the transfer market yet - far from it - with quality needed in the final third of the pitch.

The transfer rumours are still going strong and here, NewcastleWorld takes a look at the players linked and see where they may, if pulled off, fit into Howe’s United starting XI:

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