It could be three signings in three days or even three signings in two days with goalkeeper Matz Sels having been signed yesterday for around £5M from Gent and Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle already on Tyneside for his medical in a proposed £10M deal.
Rafa called Sels yesterday, after the 24 year-old was unveiled a fantastic goalkeeper.
And more positive news in the Chronicle today that after positive and advanced talks with Bournemouth yesterday Matt Ritchie is expected to travel to Newcastle today, for a medical and to sign along the dotted line.
Matt Ritchie in action against Magpies and Paul Dummett last season
That would make three good players signed this week by the new driving force at Newcastle United – world-class manager Rafa Benitez.
You can never accuse Rafa of letting the grass grow under his feet and this man just seems to be inspired in his new influential job at Newcastle – where he has been given complete control of all football matters at the club.
And Rafa is still far from finished in the transfer market with more deals expected to be completed, as he tries to both strengthen and expand the squad ready for an attempt at promotion back to the Premier League at the very first attempt.
After the Ritchie deal is (hopefully) completed a defender – possibly a center-back – is the next player expected through the door at Newcastle.
Ritchie is due to travel to Newcastle this morning with the famous north-east club hoping to push a deal through by tomorrow, when Rafa will hold his first training session of pre-season at the refurbished Benton Training grounds.
It will be a coup for the Magpies manager to persuade a player who had a very good first season in the Premier League last term at the Cherries to drop down one division to join Newcastle.
The news is the 26 year-old Scottish International is only too willing to do that.
Sounds good to us.