With the summer transfer window now open, attention at every single Premier League club will turn towards potential incomings for next season.
Newcastle United will be no different, with the future of manager Rafa Benitez dependent on whether owner Mike Ashley provides the guarantees of financial backing he desires this summer.
However, there will also be hundreds of young players at these clubs looking for their big first-team break in the coming season, and again, the Magpies are no different in that regard.
Despite the club releasing the vast majority of their youth academy in the last few weeks, there are still several brilliant young talents banging down the door at St. James’ Park.
One of those is box-to-box midfielder Mo Sangare, who has been make big strides in the club’s Under-23 side this season.
The 19-year-old made 16 appearances this season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in all competitions as he transformed into a key player for the young Magpies.
One of the most striking aspects about Sangare’s play is his strength, with the colossal teenager standing at an impressive 6ft 3in already.
His powerful play in midfield provided the foundation for the Under-23s to build upon this season, and that physical prowess will put him in good stead to make an impact on the first-team environment.
There is no doubt that the youngster has some progress that needs to be made in terms of his understanding of the game, but that will come with time, and that process will be accelerated if he is given a chance to learn from the first-team.
This is not to say that Sangare will be able to come in and become a first-team star immediately, but being a part of the first-team squad will allow him to work towards that.
It is an opportunity that Benitez cannot miss next season, and it would also give the rest of the club’s youngsters something to look up to and work towards.