As speculation over Newcastle United's takeover continues to gather pace, Magpies fans have started to dream about the exciting, big-money stars they could sign this summer to take them into the bold new era.
For a bit of fun, we fired up the latest version of Football Manager, and simulated a huge summer takeover of Newcastle United. Take a look at how the game predicts the Magpies' starting XI, substitutes, and manager will look on the first day of the 2020/21 campaign.
1. New season, new beginnings
It's all change for Newcastle United, with new owners, new players and a fresh face in the managerial hot seat (more on that later). They open the 2020/21 away to Manchester City. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) Photo: Mark Runnacles
2. GK: Freddie Woodman
Martin Dubravka doesn't, for reasons we can't quite fathom, even make the bench! Woodman is rewarded for his fine loan spell with Swansea City and becomes the first-choice 'keeper. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images) Photo: Lewis Storey
3. RB: Emil Krafth
The affable Swede didn't have the most glittering of seasons in 2019/20, but after a stellar pre-season he's hurled into the starting line-up. He'll be tasked with keeping *gulp* Raheem Sterling quiet. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) Photo: Jan Kruger
4. CB: Ben Godfrey
Goodness me. The Magpies obliterate their transfer record to bring in the promising centre-back from Norwich City for, get this, £63 million. No pressure, son. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images) Photo: Stephen Pond