After two successive defeats in the Premier League, we hope Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley will be stunned into action and help Rafa bring in at least four players by the time the transfer window slams shut in 10 days time – at 11:00 pm a week on Thursday.
It’s obvious we are going to have a long and hard season unless new players are brought quickly, and even some additional players may be needed in January.
It will be an absolute nightmare if we are involved in another relegation fight this season.
Before last season we are involved three times out of four seasons fighting relegation, so much for Mike Ashley’s tenure at Newcastle, and he hasn’t done much this summer to help Rafa.
The news in the Chronicle is that Rafa wants to sign two players this week.
Dennis Praet while at Anderlecht
First of all, Newcastle will try to finally tie up the season loan move of Kenedy, and the 21-year-old Chelsea player has class, and he’s still a little bit raw still, but Rafa can get the best out of him.
We have also reportedly bid for 23-year-old Sampdoria central midfielder Dennis Praet who looks a good young player who could add some creativity to the side in midfield.
That news comes from just one initial report in Italian media outlet Il Secolo XIX.
Praet had a good season for Sampdoria last season and is valued at around £14M (£12.6M), and he still has four years remaining on his current contract having moved from Anderlecht only last summer.
Mike Ashley and company must get real and understand that if we don’t sign four (or more) good players in the next ten days, we risk having another relegation fight and then losing Rafa at the end of the season.
It’s that important that they wake up and help Rafa strengthen the squad.
What do you think?