Newcastle currently sits atop the Championship log after 27 games, and despite having a great chance of making an immediate return to the Premier League next season, it hasn’t stopped them from making plans in the currently opened transfer window.
The Magpies are said to be interested in signing Dinamo Zagreb duo Filip Benkovic and Ante Coric, with the club willing to add the teenage sensations to the club ranks as they seek automatic promotion via a Championship title win.
If the deal for the Croatian youngsters becomes successful, it would no doubt seal Newcastle’s promotion bids.
Here are 3 reasons why:
More than enough depth in squad is guaranteed
The defence and midfield have often appeared to lack quality backups in some of their positions, but in this 2, Newcastle can be guaranteed of enough cover to carry them through towards a successful Championship title victory.
In the 19-year-old Benkovic, the Magpies can have one of the most promising centre-halves tipped to follow in the footsteps of former Dinamo youth product Dejan Lovren.
The Croatia under-21 international broke into the team’s first team last season and has quickly established himself as a member of the starting XI. He played all of their 6 Champions League group games this season, and just like midfield teammate Ante Coric, has been tipped for greatness.
Tagged the next Luka Modric back in Croatia, Coric’s playmaking abilities have made him a transfer target of a couple of big European sides. Also aged 19, the attacking midfielder is already in his 4th season at the club and is a starter.
2 young players with considerable playing experience and the football world to conquer can definitely make quality additions to Newcastle’s ranks.