Report – Rafa Hard At Work On Next Transfer – Wants Another 5 Players Signed

The Chronicle is reporting today that Rafa Benitez is hard at work on another transfer for a top target he hopes to sign for Newcastle.

Newcastle finally signed Martin Dubravka yesterday on a four-year deal for just ÂŁ4M, and that could well turn out to be the signing of the summer.

As seems usual for Rafa in the summers he’s not going on vacation but he will be able to be with his family on the Wirral, and that’s the type of relaxation he needs to recharge his batteries.

That’s always assuming for a man as passionate and as driven as Rafa – they need recharging.


Martin Dubravka and Rafa Benitez after Martin’s debut

Rafa says he can drive home or sometimes takes the train and there is excellent train service from Newcastle to Liverpool.

The fastest time is 3 hours 3 minutes, and on an average weekday, there are 48 trains per day traveling from Newcastle Central station to Liverpool Lime Street.

The Chronicle is reporting that Rafa wants another five players brought in this summer as he looks to transform the squad into one that can challenge for the top six in the Premier League.

We have the goalkeeper Rafa wanted to sign, and he’s after a right-back,  a central midfielder, winger, and a striker.

When the Premier League pays the next installment of the TV money, Newcastle are expected to get £50M, and maybe that amount will be available to Rafa for transfers?

And in addition  to that whatever he can get from transferring players such as Matz Sels, Chancel Mbemba, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Henri Saivet and Jack Colback,

We would love to see Kenedy signed at Newcastle either permanently or on loan for next season but that could be difficult.

But having both Dubravka and Kennedy next season would help to guarantee we can do a lot better than we did last season.

The good news is that Rafa wants his second incoming transfer deal done as quickly as possible as he wants to get Newcastle off to a good start in this summer’s transfer window.

That’s before the World Cup starts on June 14th in Russia.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    May 31, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Why not complete all the transfers by 14th June and then Rafa and the family can have some holiday time before pre-season starts 2nd July I think.
    Seems reasonable to me.

  • RobLeenio

    May 31, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Now, I hate to be a negative nancy, but the Chronicle like this story.

    May 27th 2017:

    May 31st 2016:

    Why bother investigating actual stories when you can just dust off old ones? Rinse and repeat…

  • Jib

    May 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3

    I think a lot of the prevarication is coming
    from the players and their agents.
    They all seem to be in “see you after Russia 2018” mode

  • AncientC

    May 31, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Munster Mag already has Dubravka pegged as overrated. Munster will be preying on every mistake that Dubravka makes next season—because as you know—Munster Mag is right about everything.

    Dubravka signed for around ÂŁ4 million; unreal value for money.

  • Jib

    May 31, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #5

    Ancient C
    Have a pop at Willowdalerez as well
    He said Elliot and Dubravka are on a par

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 31, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #6

    Wouldn’t surprise me if a lot of our signings are not at the World Cup come work with Rafa at the Toon though and by the time the Euros comes around you will be playing for your international team

  • AncientC

    May 31, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    “Elliot and Dubravka are on a par.”

    Well, Hawking did have papers released after his death proposing the multiverse theory—in one of those universes, Elliot is surely on a “par” with Dubravaka; it’s just not in this one.

  • Jib

    May 31, 2018 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #8
  • Geordie-john

    May 31, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO STATE THAT THIS SITE IS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR NUFC SUPPORTERS ! So why are there so many doubters ? Have yous not got your own website to comment on instead of trying create unrest amongst us Geordies whom are relishing the fact that we could be on the verge of something good for the Toon.
    Moaning about who’s like who or isn’t good enough etc isn’t positive. Rafa knows what or who he wants. He is the man and the responsibility lies with him, So back him or shut up.
    Sorry rant over.

  • crawfordm

    May 31, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Geordie – John agree fully. I am sure some people on here would still moan if we won the premiership. New goalkeeper is a class above anything we have here – great news. Better centre forward and number 10 on top of what we have and no worries of bottom of the table to and fro next season.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 31, 2018 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11


    Munster is a WUM with his head up his arse. Pay no heed

  • Geordie-john

    May 31, 2018 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #12

    crawfordm. Cheers for the vote of confidence. You too speak a lot of sense unlike most


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