With Newcastle currently in talks to sign Norwich winger Jacob Murphy, it is clear Rafa Benitez is prepared to look to the Championship for players capable of making the Premier League step up.
Here’s 10 Championship stars we believe Rafa could look to sign for NUFC this summer:
1. Chris Wood
Last Championship’s top scorer for 2016/17, Wood bagged an impressive 30 goals in all competitions for Leeds last season. The powerful striker stands 6ft 3’ tall but has impressive technique and a clear eye for goal. Following Gary Monk’s shock departure this summer, he could be sold at the right price.