Here are some photos taken at the refurbished Benton Training grounds today on what was the squad’s first day back for pre-season training.
There were a few surprises as the players arrived such as Aleksandar Mitrovic and Gini Wijnaldum, who were both involved with International friendlies for their countries, but they were back today.
A smiling Gini Wijnaldum arrives for training
Here are some other players who arrived today.
Daryl Janmaat looks pensive
Aleksandar Mitrovic in deep thought
Why did I get myself sent off in that last game?
Adam Armstrong – a big pre-season for the local lad
Dwight Gayle – did all his interviews and stuff yesterday
Jonjo Shelvey – could be a star for us this season
Kevin Mbabu – got two year contract extension in summer
Big chance for the young Swiss defender
Rob Elliot arrives for rehabilitation on his ACL
Tim Krul seems to walk freely – will he be sold this summer?
Last but not least – Rafa Benitez and his coaches arrive
Has the manager gained a little weight?
It’s all that home cooking all summer long!