have performed admirably in their return to the Premier League this season and optimism has been raised significantly off the field too, as negotiations regarding a continue.

The aim is to have a deal concluded by Christmas and that will hand the a crucial financial boost heading into the New Year, improving the situation surrounding and helping to provide a platform to build upon.

Given their performances this season, and the poor impressions from the usual European candidates , West Ham and , a route into the Europa League isn’t unrealistic and could happen.

It would certainly be a challenge but Newcastle have the capability to return to the European stage and take their spot amongst the big boys on the continent once again, which is where a club of stature deserve to be.

We’ve identified three ways Newcastle need to focus on to qualify, let us know your season predictions in the comments below!