Newcastle looking to loan market for next season

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Following their relegation from the Premier League, Newcastle United will be looking to bounce right back and gain promotion from the Championship in 2016/17.

Manager Rafael Benitez has already elected to remain with the Magpies and he is reportedly looking to loan market to bolster his squad for the next season, according to the Chronicle.

Time to recover

The Magpies were relegated for the second time in seven seasons, primarily after a poor start to their campaign under former Derby and England manager Steve McClaren.


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According to reports, several stars including French international Moussa Sissoko, Dutch international Daryl Janmaat and Georginio Wijnaldum are amongst the expected players to leave the club ahead of the next season, and look for better opportunities elsewhere.

England international Andros Townsend and veteran striker Papiss Cissé could also be set to depart St James' Park for a new team.

On the other hand, club manager Benitez reportedly wants a large squad for what could be a long season in the second tier of English football.

The Chronicle reports that the Magpies are looking to youngsters who can be available for the next season on loan, and can help bring a breath of fresh air in the squad which can help the club to gain promotion in the first attempt next season.

There have been no real targets identified as of yet, but it is believed that Chelsea starlet Patrick Bamford will be among one of the many youngsters who will join the Magpies in the next season - a move that can only benefit the Premier League.

A season to forget

McClaren was sacked just after 28 league games in charge of the club amid major fan unrest and a long run of bad results.

Former Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez, who started his last campaign as the manager at the Santiago Bernabeu, joined the club in order to save the Toon army from a second relegation in less than a decade.

However, his effort went in vein as the club fell short of safety thanks to North East rivals Sunderland, who under former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce, secured yet another miracle escape in the Premier League.

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