Rafa Benitez seems to only wants to concentrate on the games we have coming up.
We play 8 games in the league and one in the EFL Cup before the end of the year starting on November 20th at Elland Road against Leeds United.
So when asked about the transfer market Rafa dismisses it in a way, but he has said Newcastle don’t have to sell any of our players in January.
After making a huge profit of £31M in the summer transfer window Newcastle must be in a very good financial position.
Rafa Benitez – doesn’t have to sell any players
Obviously Newcastle have amassed a large amount of information on players who could be available in January and Rafa is expected to bring in maybe two or three players at that time – but who they are is anybody’s guess.
This is what Rafa Benitez has told the Chronicle today:
“No, we are not interested in the market at the moment. We just concentrate on games.”
“Obviously, we are working and we are in contact with our scouts and everyone. And we have a lot of information.”
“We don’t need to do anything at the moment, just concentrate on games and prepare for January – but in another way, because we don’t need to sell.”
“We will have some days off – it is important to give everybody a bit of rest, mentally.”
“But we’ll still be working obviously, because that will be the time where maybe we can analyse the market and we’ll keep an eye on what will happen in January.”
Rafa seems reluctant to reveal too much information – which is hardly surprising.
We would expect Rafa is working hard behind the scenes on which players the club will target once the January transfer window opens.
We may go after some players we were after in the summer like striker Sebastien Haller of Utrecht and play-maker Alan Judge of Brentford.
We have also been strongly linked with Irish winger Daryl Horgan, who recently said he would be interested in joining a massive club like Newcastle.