Newcastle are expected to bring in 20 year-old Everton left-back Brendan Galloway imminently on loan for the season.
Brendan will offer some competition for the left-back spot to local lad Paul Dummett, who is currently the starting left-back at the club.
Paul has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and although we got off to a bad start to the season at Fulham with a loss, Paul is still confident about the coming season.
Paul Dummett with Rafa Benitez
and future Newcastle striker?
This is some of what Paul has said in the Chronicle today:
“Teams are going to come to us knowing it’s one of their biggest games of the season, so we have to be ready for that.”
“We have good players here and I am sure we will sign more good players as well.” “We are going to be one of the bigger teams in the league, but that doesn’t mean we can be complacent.”
“It’s not going to be easy in any game.” “It’s like the Premier League in that no game is easy, but there is also the physical side of it.”
“There will be a physical presence in the Championship and that will be hard.” “We have a lot of players who will be ready for that.”
“We just want a successful season and look to win the league or get promoted back to the Premier League as everybody is in.”
“I was away with Wales but a lot of players told me Rafa was staying as the news came through.” “It just shows how much of a big club this is and the ambition they have shown to take it forward.”
“It was the challenge the manager wanted and he wanted the club to show commitment and will to sign players.”
“They have done that so far and changed the training ground in the way the manager wanted it.”
It’s true that Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley have so far given Rafa everything he has asked for at Newcastle.
Rafa Benitez has so far brought in eight players – not including Brendan who has not been announced yet – and nine players have left – and we are still making a profit on the summer transfer window.
Newcastle have made some good deals this summer so far.