Ghana winger Christian Atsu has been touted as a perfect replacement for want-away West Brom star Nacer Chadli.
The 26-year-old winger was a regular at St Jamesâ€™ Park last season, but struggled to replicate the form he showed in the Championship.
The return of Kenedy, on loan from Chelsea, makes it likely that Atsuâ€™s game time shall be far more limited for the Magpies this time around.
The former Chelsea wideman could well be open to a move elsewhere in order to secure regular football, and with Benitez needing to sell, West Brom should pounce.
At Championship level, Atsu has impressed in the past, having notched 5 goals and racked up 3 assists over the course of Newcastleâ€™s 2016/17 title winning campaign.