Rafa Benitez has said that Newcastle is working on several transfer deals as he gives the impression he wants signings brought in at Newcastle just as quickly as possible and preferably some signed this week.
And he may surprise us with some of his signings, which he’s done in the past and the Telegraph today says that the Newcastle manager wants five new signings before the month is out.
The Telegraph is reporting that Rafa wants to bring in a left-back, central defender, striker, and goalkeeper before the window closes in 16 days time.
A new target for us is identified in the report as 29-year-old Legia Warsaw and Poland international Michal Pazdan, who was impressive at Euro 2016 last summer in France.
29-year-old Polish International defender Michal Pazdan
At 5ft 11ins tall he can also play in defensive midfield, but the main thing is we can afford him at around £3M, and he’s very experienced; Rafa rates him.
He’s played all his football with Polish teams, and he has 26 caps for his country so far.
We have been linked again today with Greek International goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis, and we are close to signing both striker Joselu from Stoke City and left-sided player 21-year-old Kenedy from Chelsea on a season long loan.
Kenedy can play at left back or on the left wing – so it would not be too surprising if Rafa was able to sign five players before the month is out.
If Michal Pazdan is brought in, we wonder what will happen with Chancel Mbemba?
But we think Rafa will keep him in the squad but we still need to sell players like Krul, Riviere, Saivet, and Haidara and there’s not too much time left in this summer transfer window.
What do you think?