Newcastle are still to make their first signing of the summer and the players will be returning for pre-season training in the middle of the coming week.
Rafa Benitez will be trying to get in as many players as possible and as soon as possible once pre-season starts, because he wants them to have a full pre-season and our first league game is fairly early – at Fulham five weeks come Friday.
Rafa Benitez – four signings lined up?
Rafa did raise the hopes of Newcastle fans when he has this to say about the pending Newcastle transfers last Thursday:
“We have three or four things ready.” “It’s just that we have to start with the first one, and then we have two or three that I think we can do in one week.
“For our fans – we are working very hard. It’s not easy because the market prices are so high but we are fine.”
“If we can do our business, we have three or four things ready, and when I say ready it’s really, really nearly there.”
“But we are waiting for someone that is working in another club and then he need to come back and sign the document.”
The news on Friday in the local papers was that our first signing was imminent, but we haven’t managed to complete a deal yet.
It’s an interesting time for Newcastle fans as we wait to see what kind of quality Rafa Benitez can attract to what is – at least for one season – a second division Newcastle club.
Our squad is already quite strong, if we can only keep our best players this summer.
The way Newcastle played those last six games of last season when we do 12 points and were unbeaten, showed we were a good team in the Premier League at the end of the season.