How Newcastle could line up next season after becoming the world’s richest club

Newcastle United's long-awaited takeover from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, backed by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, was completed on Thursday.

And Magpies fans that have been clamouring for a title-challenging side look set to have their wish granted.

Rome wasn't built in a day, as the saying goes, and some of Newcastle's current side will stick around for the foreseeable future.

But fans could see a hatful of new faces arriving through the gates of St James Park in the next 12 months.

And Daily Star Sport has a look at how Newcastle could line up for the 22/23 season.

Martin Dubravka has been a fantastic servant to the North-East side, but his days could be numbered with an assortment of keepers available on the market.

Keylor Navas has fallen behind Gianluigi Donnarumma in the PSG pecking order, and the Costa Rican's contract is expiring next summer.

Navas has a fantastic record in the Champions League, and he could be the perfect short-term shot-stopper at St James Park.

And being at the centre of this new project could be enough to lure him away from the bright lights of Paris.

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The Magpies have conceded 16 goals so far this season, and the defence should be a priority for whoever is in the dugout next summer.

Despite this, both Jamaal Lascelles and Jamal Lewis could stick around in the North-East for a tad longer.

Club captain Lascelles could be tasked with tying together the new and old of the club, while Lewis showed enough potential at Norwich to warrant staying.

Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly was linked with the side when rumours of the takeover began, and after telling Napoli he wanted to leave over the summer, the Magpies could swoop back in.

While Lewis' former teammate Max Aarons provides a realistic option as soon as January to line up on the right flank.

Steve Bruce has opted for a midfield three so far this season, and that trend could continue into next season.

Even if it isn't Bruce in the dugout.

Sean Longstaff and Joe Willock could remain and could be joined by Jesse Lingard.

Lingard played the best football of his career at West Ham last season, and with opportunities at Manchester United limited, a call to Newcastle could be appealing to the 28-year-old.

However, Newcastle can strengthen across the park all they want, but all eyes will all be on their attack.

And why make one marquee signing when you can make two: Paulo Dybala and Raheem Sterling.

Manchester City announced their arrival on the scene with the acquisition of Robinho, and Dybala and Sterling could be the Toon Army's equivalent.

Dybala has reportedly extended his deal at Juventus, but the chance to be the poster boy of Newcastle's new era could turn his head having never played in the Premier League before.

While Sterling has struggled to replicate his Euros form for City, and he has fallen out of favour with Pep Guardiola, leading to rumours of his departure.

When speaking on talkSPORT Darren Bent suggested that Newcastle could secure the services of Sterling if 'they throw enough money' at him.

Newcastle possible XI: Keylor Navas; Jamal Lewis, Jamaal Lascelles, Kalidou Koulibaly, Max Aarons; Sean Longstaff, Joe Willock, Jesse Lingard; Raheem Sterling, Paulo Dybala, Allan Saint-Maximin.

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