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.

PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
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
OUTGOING
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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61 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #1

    The many faces of Ian Toon Out!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Tsunki in!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Knockeart in!

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Pack It In!

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  • MacToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Did you and your young ‘un enjoy the game Jail?
    Need a full match report mate but not a work of fiction like some 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Percy Pardew’s Postcard Party Out!

    😀

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Give in!

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  • mindshaft

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #8

    old codgers in

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  • MacToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh, I’ll get my coat ……… 🙂

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Did Rafa make changes at half time?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Tom ince in!

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  • MacToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ll try again then.

    Jail ‘n family match report in 🙂

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Non fiction match reports in!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #14

    More players to come in then? Excellent! Tiote, Thauvin, and Sissy are headed oot. We’ll have more cash. KnockClarts in first. He sounds a good’un. Then possibly an AMF if Rafa thinks Shelvey and De Jong can’t get it done. A LB as well!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Every other friendly game known to man was available to watch on Kodi except the toon. Very annoying!

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail –
    Ive only seen the goals. Full match report cand merit marks please?

    I have to go in five minutes.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Let’s play some excellent footy this season and get everyone on the bus! Huzzah!!!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Lesh

    Guess what I missed again. 🙂

    I’ll be happy if we won all of our games 3-2, however I’m expecting a shedload off
    clean sheets, especially if its Chancel and lascelles as our centre backs.

    Martoon

    Ist, 117 points, Man of the season Shelvey, top scorer, Goufron 24 goals.

    Final League cup. FA cup Semi finals.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #19

    I see leerdam scored an own goal. Cheesy or what 🙂

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #20

    G2@previous30

    Thanks. Mentally I’m still about 16!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Is De Jong injured again or what is happening with him? This is ridiculous. Is a footy player or not?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #22

    I feel exactly the same Ron mate!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Is de Jong fit yet

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  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #24

    Shire rook – with a centre back called Leerdam, it’s no wonder their defence had more holes than Swiss Cheese!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Charlie left a canny match report on previous thread. Looked very assured in the first half, everyone looked very much at ease with each other. I missed their first due to the chips queue and couldn’t really see their second. They never announced the attendance today either. A steward I asked reckoned about 20K.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Charlie

    Of the new boys, only Gamez was a disappointment, then?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Ours wasn’t much better second half either Sutty

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Just got in from match

    cruising first half two sloppy goals second half – defence a worry!!!!!

    Man of the Match Anita for me by a mile
    Nathan for them…

    My assessment:

    Sels: jury’s out shouts at defence which I like but shaky at corners high balls into the six yard box
    Dummet – shaky start but grew into game looked better when went centre half.
    Lascalles – class act going to get better
    Hanley – first impression OK – but looks slow on the ball and likes to hit it long
    Janmaat – Same old same old – great going forward defending not the best

    Richie – looks a good buy – always the outlet ball wants the ball good crosser
    Anita – Absolute outstanding today – some of his passes were superb –
    Colback – same old gets the ball and passes but again to much fouling and niggling opposition for me
    Hayden – class act going to be a another good asset
    Gayle – boy is he quick always on the move – going to catch keepers out with his pressing, not bad in the air and took his goal well.
    Perez – tried but looked a little boy lost.

    subs:
    Saviet – did ok would keep
    Gamez – absolute TOSH
    Sterry – looks a good player in the making
    Gouffran – Did well but oops missed a chance to score (missed the ball)
    Aarons – to many tricks for me with no end product
    Armstrong – sorry lads – ain’t ready yet needs to go out on loan again not sure if he is going to make it – hope I;m wrong
    Shelley – nowt special – lost a lot of weight
    Mitro – same old Mitro annoying sod – to the opposition

    think thats everyone

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Shirebrook

    It’s been the same all pre-season mate. Don’t get why as like you said, others have been broadcast. Pissed me off big time.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Ron knee
    Jesus – Christ Jesus he was Shi*te

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Just watched the Colback goal and we were lucky that our number eight didn’t get a foul given against him just prior to the goal.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #32

    could we not terminate sdj’s contract and claim insurance.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Average

    I’ve tried to get every friendly of ours up on Kodi but nowt. I mean Norwich and qpr were on there today FFS!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Charlie,
    He put a poor pass out for a throw but other than that he wasn’t that bad. Aye, Armstrong was disappointing the few touches he did get he made a hash of and didn’t really do anything.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Played some decent football at times but we are crying out for
    /desperately need a proven goalscorer.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #36

    Rotunda.
    If he was a telly or a fridge he’d have definitely been sent back.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #37

    What do you reckon the attendance was Charlie?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail
    Oh Jesus – thought he was awful – to slow – Dummett pulled him out the mire a couple of times with last minute tackles

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  • SPRINGY

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #39

    charlie
    thats the trick,getting a quality goalscorer at this level is hard,can understand getting gayle coz there really is’nt a lot of decent strikers about for decent money

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  • tomellifred360

    Jul 30, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Creating a Fantasy Football League if anyone is interested.

    76984-188980

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