With Matt Ritchie coming on and scoring goals in Dwight Gayle’s absence this year, Matt has become a potential Player of the Season in what we are hoping is another promotion year for Newcastle United.
Dwight has scored 20 goals for us and Ciaran Clark has established himself as Newcastle’s best center-back and he’s playing some of the best football of his career.
Rafa brought in 12 players last year with one of them – Christian Atsu – on loan and the rest signed permanently by Rafa.
Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie – great signings for us
The manager also sold players to make a profit of over £30M for the club – with the help and hard work of Managing Director Lee Charnley, who gets the players signed and sold.
Dwight Gayle has been a huge success, but other signings like Ciaran Clark, Isaac Hayden, DeAndre Yedlin, Mo Diame and others have also been good signings.
Jesus Gamez and Ashraf Lazaar still have to come through and we have seen that when necessary 33 year-old Irish striker Daryl Murphy can score the goals, so last summer’s transfer window in general has been extremely successful.
The January transfer window was not and we’ll leave it at that.
But of the 12 players Rafa brought in, who do you think has been Newcastle’s best signing?