Rafa Benitez in his press conference today, said he has to reduce the number of players on Newcastle’s books by moving players out.
But Newcastle will continue to look at bringing new players in over the next six days, and it does look like it’s going to be a hectic six days in the transfer window for the club.
Emmanuel Riviere has moved to Metz, and Siem de Jong is said to be very close to moving to his former club Ajax.
Rafa also stated that he does not want to move Aleksandar Mitrovic out of the club because we are so short of strikers at the moment.
This is some of what Rafa said during today’s press conference:
“Obviously at the end of the transfer window everything is important so, every day, if you can do business it makes a difference for the future.”
“A lot of the time we are trying to do our job behind the scenes and at the same time try to concentrate on football.”
“Obviously, if you move players out or players in, it will be a big difference.” “We are working to try and move players in too.”
“We have too many players. We have to keep moving players but at the same time we have to try and bring players that can give us something different.”
“We don’t have too many strikers and we don’t want to lose any at the moment.”
“I have the confidence that the team will improve.”
“We have to move forward quickly. Getting three points in the next league game is our objective, our target.”
Newcastle are even said to be interested in signing Loic Remy from Chelsea and Loic was on loan to us from QPR in the 2013/2014 season, and he did very well scoring 14 goals in 27 games.
However, Loic was on loan at Crystal Palace last season, but he didn’t do very well there and appeared in only five Premier League games and three Cup games.
But if he does arrive at Newcastle then Rafa Benitez can possibly (probably) get the best out of a striker who is still only 30 years-old and wants to rekindle his career.
Note: after an adventure of treating Newcastle and Newcastle United as a singular noun I am going back to having it be plural – it just doesn’t sound right to have Newcastle be singular – where Newcastle was doing this and doing that etc.