Newcastle After Four More Players To Help Ease Benitez’ Frustrations

There was news in the Mirror yesterday that Rafa is trying to bring both Jack Wilshere and Lucas Perez into the club and that a new approach by Newcastle has been made to Arsene Wenger for the players.

This seems a tall order with Newcastle not having much money to spend, and it seems Rafa wants to sign both players on loan this season and then with an opportunity (option) to buy them next summer when the coffers at Newcastle should be fairly full again.

And there was news in the Chronicle yesterday that Newcastle is now getting very close to tying up a double deal for Chelsea’s 21-year-old left-sided player Kenedy and 27-year-old Stoke Spanish striker Joselu.

We all know Rafa is getting frustrated in the transfer market, but the fees for the Arsenal pair will be higher than we thought.

Lucas Perez of Arsenal

Arsenal now wants their money back on Perez who joined last summer from Deportivo de La Coruna for £17M, but Wilshere has only one year left on his current contract.

So why would Arsenal want to loan out Jack for one year when he will become a free agent next summer?

Wilshire could move to Swansea, and there is also interest in him from Italy, and Arsene Wenger is reported to want around £20M for a permanent deal.

So how can Newcastle possibly afford that?

We can see Newcastle getting Lucas Perez in on loan for the season with an option to buy but not Jack Wilshire.

Although Jack would certainly be an exciting signing for the Magpies and Rafa could bring out the best in him.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • SuperShearer

    Aug 14, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #1

    There’s a lot of doom and gloom after one match of the season. Maybe a little perspective is needed:
    1. Spurs were runners up in the Premiership last season and the season before.
    2. We were in the Championship last season.
    3. We held our own against a CL team until a silly error by a player who should know better.
    4. We looked very good (if a little sloppy) on the counter-attack.
    5. We have a world class manager in charge.
    6. It’s been a difficult transfer window for ALL the non-super rich clubs.
    7. Yesterday was a bad day at the office with positive signs nonetheless from some of our play.
    It was never going to be easy coming back to the PL, keep the faith, this season is about consolidating and surviving in the greatest league in the world – with Rafa here I firmly believe we can do that.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 14, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #2


    You should have added the injuries to Lejeune and Dummett.

  • magscar

    Aug 14, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #3


    On balance and looking at performances only, I quite agree lot more positives than negatives which were injuries and sending off. Spurs were struggling to get through us and Kane and Alli becoming frustrated.

    Frustrating that some easier games to follow but we are now 3 players down. Still Rafa has things he can work on for Huddersfield.

  • magscar

    Aug 14, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Apparently Ian Wright questioning fans for booing Alli – thinks he was innocent but misses that fans were annoyed at his over reactions to tackles throughout match and his little niggly moments not just Shelvey incident.

    Wright another of the London centric pundits with biased views based purely on moments in game but have not watched whole game or have been watching one side only.

    Good player but annoying and hasn’t sorted out that part of his game unless you call acting the innocent and injured party all the time is being more professional.

  • DarloMag_0773

    Aug 14, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5

    It was a decent performance but remember spurs were ordinary and didn’t play that well! So whilst I thought there were positives we still need some quality adding ASAP

  • Slank

    Aug 14, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #6

    I don’t think it was a good performance.

    People keep saying ‘we defended well and contained them’.

    For heavens sake we were at home and should taken more of the game to them particularly in the first half and especially as Spurs were way below par.


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