Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe.

Newcastle United’s new best XI after first three pre-season matches with summer signings

Newcastle United’s new best XI after first three pre-season matches with summer signings

Newcastle secured comfortable wins over Gateshead and 1860 Munich before suffering a frustrating 1-0 defeat against Mainz 05 in Austria.

They will face Benfica, Atalanta and Athletic Bilbao in their remaining three matches in front of fans ahead of the new Premier League season.

But with new signings Matt Targett, Nick Pope and Sven Botman, how will Howe look to fit them in to his Newcastle side?

Based on what we’ve seen so far in pre-season as well as what we witnessed at the back end of last season, here is Newcastle’s ‘best’ starting line-up as it stands.

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