Rafa – Newcastle Working On Several Transfer Deals

After the 3-2 win against Vitesse today Rafa Benitez was interviewed and he was asked if any progress had been made in the transfer market.

Rafa said he still wanted to bring more players into the club,  because some players would still be leaving Newcastle and they would need to be replaced.

The manager said the club was working with the agents of players to get them to other clubs.

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Rafa Benitez – wants more players brought in

The most recent news on a player likely to be arriving at Newcastle is Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert and we had an £8M offer turned down for him recently, but it looks like the Magpies will go back in with a £10M offer.

This is what Rafa said after the game today when asked about progress in the transfer market:

“We are still working behind the scenes and trying to do some deals.” “I am happy, but I still think we need more balance. We have 46 games to play in the Championship.”

“The squad is not short, but we have players who maybe will leave. We have to replace those players. We are working with the agents of the players who are currently here.”

“For me it is a challenge. I decided to stay because the club and the fans were fantastic with me. I want to win promotion this year and if I am here it is because I think we can do it.”

Newcastle have so far brought in six players and we have allowed eight to leave.

We also still have lots of money to spend since at the moment we have made a profit of around £14M in this summer’s transfer market and it’s expected we will get close to £47M for selling both Moussa Sissoko and Florian Thauvin this summer.

Rafa is said to want another four or five players brought in.

Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M

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