Newcastle United are nearly over the line for Premier League safety and once they achieve that then attention should turn to next year.
The Magpies showed some intent with the addition of Miguel Almiron in January, but it will take a couple more marquee additions to really give them a chance of progression in the top flight.
Rafael Benitez should get some room to bring in a few fresh faces and it’s still offensively where more is needed at St James’ Park.
One man that should crop up on Newcastle’s radar is Everton attacker Nikola Vlasic, who has thrived out on loan with Russian club CSKA Moscow this season.
According to Croatian outlet Sports Novotski, there are as many as seven clubs that want to try sign the 21-year-old at the end of the season.
The report details that he could be available for just £13million, which is a potential bargain for anyone that snaps him up.
Newcastle should consider offering Vlasic the chance to play in the Premier League after failing to really cut the grade at Everton.
The Croatia international is a versatile ace that can play on the wing or in a number 10 role, something he’s done to great effect this season.
He’s made 25 appearanes for CSKA Moscow this campaign, scoring eight goals and supplying five assists in return.
Vlasic has a real injection of quality in the final third that Newcastle should crave and he even scored the winner against Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages back in October.