Newcastle United have had a quiet transfer window thus far. Former loanee Christian Atsu become the club's first major acquisition on May 24th, and Eibar centre-back Florian Lejeune joined him earlier this week, signing for the Magpies in an £8.5 million deal.
A solid start, but with other Premier League clubs currently throwing their money around with reckless abandon, Newcastle have some catching up to do. They're bringing a decent squad up from the Championship, but there are a number of notable holes in the first XI, and depth issues throughout the group.
NUFC require several big signings to put their fans at ease ahead of a difficult campaign, but there's no need to panic just yet. The club's transfer business didn't really pick up until mid-July last year, and while Mike Ashley's reluctance to splash the cash is well known, there is still five weeks before kick-off.
Rafa Benitez might be frustrated with the lack of activity thus far, but he still has time to address the squad's shortcomings. Let's take a look at the players he should be targeting to ensure Premier League survival.