Rafa Benitez and Newcastle are trying to bring in more players as quickly as they can, but the Newcastle manager has admitted that with the new £5.1B three year Premier League TV rights deal just started, the transfer prices are simply crazy.
Newcastle have benefited from that craziness by selling Gini Wijnaldum for over a £10M profit in one year when we sold him to Liverpool for £25M last week – and the price on Moussa Sissoko is a whopping £35M and we will not sell for less than that.
Rafa Benitez – crazy prices in transfer market
But the problem for Newcastle is that we are not getting any of that £5.1B money, having just been relegated to the Championship – not good timing to be sure.
Newcastle still need to bring in another striker and another defender and a replacement for Gini – and Sissoko too – if he should be sold.
Rafa was asked if there would be more signings and this is what he has said:
“Hopefully. We are working and trying to improve the squad.” “It’s not easy now.”
“The market is quite crazy, no? Crazy prizes everywhere. We try to do our best.”
We have again been linked with Scottish striker Ross McCormack of Fulham but there’s an example of a crazy price – with £13M being asked for a player who will turn 30 next month and has never played in the Premier League.
It’s a difficult market but Newcastle must still bring in good players for the best deals we can get – it’s as simple as that.