There’s been a lot of debate about how Newcastle should follow Manchester City’s lead in order to become a superpower in the next years.
First and foremost, they must replicate what City accomplished to avoid relegation the season after their Abu Dhabi owners took control of the club in 2008.
City had rushed through the signing of Robinho in September, but by Christmas, they were in the bottom three. In January, they went out and purchased Nigel de Jong, Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bridge, and Shay Given.
Newcastle does not require a new goalkeeper, but those kind of established players and personalities are exactly what they require in their current circumstances.
When I see them play, I get the impression that they need a lot more talent in the defensive areas to give them a stronger foundation, as well as another consistent goalscorer to replace Callum Wilson, who is missing a lot of games.
Source: BBC Sport