With 27-year-old Newcastle transfer target Joselu in Newcastle yesterday and passing his medical before a proposed move to the club this week could become a good week for us in the transfer market.
We are also said to be wrapping up the paperwork to get Chelsea left-sided player Kenedy to the club on a season loan deal to augment what is still a relatively ordinary squad for the Premier League., but with four more signings, it could become a decent squad and a good team.
But with four more signings, it could become a decent squad and a good starting team.
And we know once Rafa gets busy both the players and the team will improve and we looked so well organized in that first half against Spurs on Sunday.
To say Rafa knows what he is doing is a massive understatement.
We have been linked with 32-year-old 42 times Greek International goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis for some time now, and there’s news in CalcioNapoli that the goalie will end up in England once he leaves Udinese.
Karrnezis played for Panathinaikos and Granada before moving to Udinese three years ago, and since then he has been a standout for the Italian club.
Orestis has made 110 appearances for Udinese, and his excellent form in Serie A has attracted a number of clubs this summer – the 6ft 3ins tall player looks a very good goalkeeper.
Matz Sels is already on loan at Anderlecht and our third goalkeeper at the club – the talented young Freddie Woodman – needs to go out on loan for the season to get first team games, so we need a third goalkeeper brought in.
That assumes that Tim Krul can be sold this summer with Benfica said to be interested; that would be a great career move for Tim.
Once Tim finally leaves the club Rafa must replace him with a third goalkeeper, and it looks like it could well be Orestis Karnezis.
But Newcastle seems to have competition from Watford and Crystal Palace.
This is what his agent Vasileios Panagiotakis, has said on the Calcio website:
“He’ll play for Watford, Newcastle or Crystal Palace. Links to Napoli are dead.”
Of the three Premier League clubs interested, Karnezis may have a better chance of first team football at the other two clubs with both Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow in good form for Newcastle over the last couple of years.
But we need a third goalkeeper brought into the ranks shortly and as always Rafa has brought in somebody who he thinks will challenge both Rob and Karl for the number one jersey this season.
More competition in the Newcastle team – which is always good.
What do you think?