In January 2019, Newcastle finally broke their transfer record once again when Miguel Almiron swapped the MLS for the Premier League. But signing players still seems to be a struggle on Tyneside.

Twice a year, Magpies fans’ days are consumed by the latest news and rumours, hoping that Mike Ashley will belatedly sanction a big-money signing – and hopefully one that makes a greater impact than injury-prone £16million flop Michael Owen.

Here at Geordie Boot Boys, we will bring you the latest updates on Rafa Benitez’s pursuit of a prolific striker or a creative midfielder, including our takes on which moves will or won’t work for Newcastle.