Newcastle could give four debuts for Tottenham test

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Four recent additions could feature for Newcastle United at St James’ Park, including striker Solomon Rondon for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur.

Magpies boss Rafael Benitez could hand competitive debuts to a series of summer signings in Saturday’s Premier League opener against Tottenham.

Defender Fabian Schar, midfielder Ki Sung-yueng and strikers Salomon Rondon and Yoshinori Muto could feature against Spurs at St James’ Park.

However, latest arrival Federico Fernandez will not be involved after only completing his move from Swansea on deadline day, and fellow defender Florian Lejeune is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will assess his nine recently returned World Cup stars ahead of their Premier League opener at Newcastle.

Spurs had nine players in Russia until the final weekend and they only returned to training on Monday, with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris having differing levels of fitness.

Victor Wanyama (knee) and Erik Lamela (thigh) are among those who will miss out with injuries picked up in pre-season.

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