Steve Bruce arrived at Newcastle United last week and he will need to get to work pretty quickly in preparation for next season.
Some key players have departed and the new boss has some glaring gaps to fill in his squad ahead of the big kick-off.
According to Chronicle Live, the Magpies have been offered the chance to sign ex-Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck.
The 28-year-old departed the Emirates Stadium in the summer, ending a five-year association with the club.
Some Newcastle fans might view this as an underwhelming move.
We looked at three reasons why the former England man could be a hit for Bruce if the club offers him a contract:
Welbeck burst onto the scene at Manchester United as a striker.
He hasn’t been restricted to that role during his career to date, however.
At Arsenal, he proved equally comfortable playing on the flank, a position where he has excelled for England.
Newcastle aren’t blessed with loads of wide forwards and Welbeck would be capable of filling such a void.
Point to prove
Welbeck only played 14 times during the 2018/19 campaign due to a serious ankle injury.
It will sting the 28-year-old that he never got the chance to prove to the Gunners faithful that he was over his injury problems.
He will feel that he could have done a job in the Arsenal team next season and that will make him determined to prove that at his new club.
Newcastle fans buy into hard work and that’s one thing Welbeck has never lacked.
Cheap and cheerful
One thing that Mike Ashley and his board of directors don’t like to do is spend money.
In the last year, the Magpies have signed Miguel Almiron and are reportedly set to sign Joelinton, according to Chronicle Live
That could mean that Bruce has to curtail the spending a little bit.
Welbeck would represent a cheap option, who always gives 110% and who, on his day, is more than capable of producing the goods in the Premier League.