The Championship is becoming an increasingly popular league for top tier clubs to secure quality signings, with the high-octane football continuing to produce Premier League-ready stars.
Here's a look at nine second players who Newcastle United could dip into the second tier market for, as they look to strengthen their squad further in the summer transfer window.
1. Pontus Jansson - Brentford
If the Bees don't go up this season, a swoop for Jansson would be a capital idea. The Sweden international would be a towering presence in the middle of Steve Bruce's defence. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Photo: Alex Davidson
2. Ollie Watkins - Brentford
The Magpies are long overdue a relentless goal machine among their ranks, and Watkins is just that. He's flourished since stepping in to fill the Neal Maupay void, scoring 21 goals and making three assists. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Photo: Alex Pantling
3. Luke Ayling - Leeds United
The Whites wouldn't let the right-back go cheaply, as he only signed a new deal last October. Still, football contracts aren't worth much these days, and he'd be a fine addition to Newcastle's back line. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Photo: George Wood
4. Antonee Robinson - Wigan Athletic
The 22-year-old left-back came so close to sensationally joining AC Milan in January, and he's likely to be on the move in the summer. He has the potential to be a star in the future. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
Photo: Lewis Storey