Work is already well underway at Newcastle United in terms of player recruitment ahead of their return to the Premier League with Rafael Benítez.

The Magpies are set for another busy summer, albeit less busy than last summer’s window which saw 12 players signed and 12 players sold.

With the news that United’s manager can have “every last penny the club generates through promotion, player sales and other means”, Newcastle fans are rightly excited for what lies ahead.

Benitez very much built a team to get the club out of the Championship at the first time of asking and now it’s time for him to build one for the top flight.

Many Newcastle players will be able to make the step up but undoubtedly, Rafa Benitez will feel that some will be incapable of doing so.

With that being said, here are possible recruits for each playing position at the club (hypothetically!).

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