Rafa Benitez has said the dressing room is good even after picking up only 6 points form the first 11 games but we are all hoping things will improve quickly before Christmas.
Jamaal Lascelles signed a new improved deal last week, and Mo Diame is the only senior player whose contract runs out next June.
The agreement with Rafa is that Mo has to play a certain number of games this season, and he will get a new deal – but Mo is starting to play well this season.
The Chronicle are also reporting that Sean Longstaff is close to agreeing a new deal after he has looked impressive in preseason.
Jamaal Lascelles signed a new improved deal last week
Rafa was asked if players were thinking of new contracts, and this is what Benitez told the Chronicle:
“We spoke about the extension of Jamaal and that’s signed now.” “It’s good news.”
“The rest of the players aren’t talking about contracts.” “They are focused on performing on the pitch.”
“Diame has experience and he knows he is playing well.
“He will have more chances to get a new contract and that’s it.”
W are hoping Mike Ashley will help Rafa bring three or four good players in during the January transfer window and by then we are also hoping Florian Lejeune will be fit to play.
He will be like a new player and when he came in earlier this year it coincided with a strong run by the team.