We are hoping that Rafa Benitez will be given some funds to spend in January to strengthen the Newcastle squad otherwise it could be another long and hard Premier League season and another one where we are fighting against relegation.
We never really expected this to be a relegation fighting season under Rafa Benitez but it could turn out that way unless we can start to turn things around quickly.
A win tonight at West Brom is what we need bit another defeat would be bad and then we have to travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday for the late game.
Rashid Sumaila – Ghanaian International center-back
There’s news coming from Ghanasoccernet.com that Newcastle are watching Ghanaian International center-back Rashid Sumaila ahead of the January transfer market.
They cite various reports in the UK media which we cannot find.
The Ghanaian currently plays for Al Qadsia in Kuwait City and he’s been there just over two years.
There were reports the player was wanted by Rangers in the summer but nothing happened.
The 6ft tall defender is said to be being monitored by Newcastle with a possible bid coming in January for the defender.
We are going to get lots of these transfer reports – maybe more than usual – because Rafa has asked for five targets to be defined for each position in the Newcastle side.
So while we are linked with lots of targets the real question will be which ones are near the top of the list.
Rashid Sumaila has six full caps for Ghana and was part of the Ghana squad in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
If Rafa brings in another center-back we would expect one that is taller than 6ft and also very good in the air.
What do you think?