The Chronicle are reporting today that Rafa’s pleas last Wednesday night that he needs more players was heard by the Newcastle hierarchy.
They are now willing to bring three new players into the club during this final week of the transfer window.
Of course, Rafa still has to work within the tight financial controls put on transfers by Mike Ashley and why he keeps doing this we don’t know – other than he doesn’t like to spend money.
A striker, left-back, and center-back have been sanctioned by the owner and attempts will be made to bring three (maybe four?) players in.
19-year-old PSG left-back Stanley N’Soki
We are assuming the additional striker is not Rondon since we are losing Dwight Gaye in the swap so Rondon is not really an additional striker.
Newcastle are reported to be after Danny Ings on loan for the season and we are also interested in signing PSG left-back Stanley N’Soki on a permanent deal.
But N’Soki has been impressive in preseason and the French club may decide to keep him for next season.
There are only four days after today left in this transfer window so Lee Charnley and company will have to move quickly to get those players in.
That may prove difficult.
But if Rafa can get three or four good players in this week, it will have been a decent enough transfer window even with the intransigence and thrift of the owner.
We will have brought eight new players in and perhaps even nine.
What do you think?