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Benitez On Transfers – We Are Very Busy – Things Are Very Positive

11:39 pm, Thursday, June 9th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Rafa Benitez has said there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes at Newcastle – and certainly there’s a lot of stuff going on to prepare the Benton Training grounds with improvements Rafa wants  before pre-season starts at the end of June.

And when asked about incoming players and the transfer market Rafa said that as soon as something happens the club will announce it, but that they are very busy in the transfer market and things are very positive.


Sounds good to us – sounds very good to us.

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Rafa Benitez – we are very busy in the transfer market

Rafa was asked how many players did he want to bring into Newcastle this summer, during the terrific exclusive interview by the Chronicle – and this is how he answered that question:

“It is always dangerous to give a number and I won’t do that.”

“What me and Lee are focused on is making sure we keep and build a very strong squad for the Championship so that we can compete well and get back into the Premier League the season after.”

“We don’t have to sell, that is clear, unless we think it is the right thing to do for the club and for the squad.”

“But also the level of performance that the team showed at the end of the season makes me feel sure that we have already the basis of a good team for next season.”

“I can assure fans that the business we are doing at the moment and that we will be doing over the next few weeks is all aimed at making the squad stronger than it is at the moment.”

“We are very busy and things are very positive.” “The Euros makes things a bit difficult for every club, but as soon we can announce things about the squad we will tell our supporters.”

That’s very positive coming from Rafa Benitez – so the question now is who is he really after in the transfer market?

Any ideas?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    Frank Factory Flooring pitch surfaces Out!

  • 2 geordieviking // Jun 9, 2016 at 11:46 PM

    Repost (Ed got me again):

    Sorry to put a damper on 4G but I read a report recently that the crumb used is full of chemicals that are strongly believed to be a cause of skin cancer. I believe some of the rugby clubs are now questioning the wisdom of installing it.
    Should be less of a problem for a football club though.

  • 3 lesh // Jun 10, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Rafa seems to have got more moving in the short time he’s been with us than at any time under Ashley. And things seem to be being tackled according to need priorities.

    Let’s just hope that the rug’s not pulled out from under him.

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