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Rafa Frustrated There Are Not More Signings By Now


Newcastle have made one signing in the summer transfer window so far and that was a fairly easy one with the price already having been set for Rafa Benitez to decide if he wanted to sign Christian Atsu from Chelsea for £6.2M and the player was very keen to join Newcastle.

So once Rafa decided he wanted the 25 year-old Ghanaian International winger it was fairly easy to get the deal done.

Rafa Benitez – unhappy there are not more signings

The news as far as we can tell from the reports is that Newcastle  have put in a number of bids for various players and we are reported to be closing in on signing Florian Lejeune of Eibar and Ruben Semedo of Sporting Lisbon.

The Mirror is reporting today that Rafa Benitez has become frustrated at Newcastle’s lack of transfer business completed so far this summer – although to be fair there have not been many deals done at all by many Premier League clubs.

But be that as it may Rafa likes to get things done so if he’s frustrated with the manager knowing exactly what’s going on behind the scenes so he obviously believes more deals should have been completed by now.

It’s clear Rafa wants to move very quickly in this transfer window, because it’s such a vital window for the Newcastle club and we need to be making signings as quickly as possible.

Comments welcome.


168 comments so far

  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #41

    Agreed pootle.

    Perez came into his own at the end of the season and made it his position. But I don’t think he’s good enough yet to play every game. We need a first choice attacking midfielder with Perez competing with them.

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #42

    I mentioned a few posts back, if we stick a bid in of around £25M + Diame, I reckon Swansea would be willing to at least start discussing it

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #43

    anything that gets rid of diame has to be a good plan

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #44

    Diame could still be a decent third choice.

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #45

    I agree, he can be an excellent 3rd choice. I’d even go as far as saying he’d make a good 2nd choice, as long as its not for us!

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  • corkypants

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #46

    Defo number10 position for me and a top quality left sided midfielder.

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #47

    We saw glimpses of what he can do when he’s up for it. The fact that we’ll be playing in the premier league might force him to up his game. I’m not saying we should keep him but I’m not ruling him out of our club either. He can still do a job for us, in the cups atleast. 🙂

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  • corkypants

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #48

    I think sigurdson will be at a team who’s playing in Europe come the start of the season but Defo worth a try, why not!!

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #49

    youngmag

    decent 3rd choice at what

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #50

    youngmag

    he might be better off further back be he isnt the player i remember seeing a few years ago
    for me he goes into the forsale pile

    i would rather see dejong in the team

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #51

    At attacking midfield. Or defensive midfield cover. We still need squad depth, he’s worth keeping for that alone. Unless we sign Delph.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #52

    corky

    i dont think he will be in the prem next season
    cant see everton or arsenal wanting his services and the top 4 will be after bigger fish i would think

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #53

    No news yet boys ??….Boy this is getting tedious

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #54

    Corky

    That maybe so but as good a player he is, he’d be a bench warmer at any of the top 6 teams which only leaves Everton. I know Everton have been linked with him but I think they’ll be more concerned with either keeping hold of/replacing Lukaku this summer. Plus, I don’t think they’ll bid for him unless they manage to shift Barkley first, and with what they’re asking for him, I don’t see him leaving Everton. Along with all that, we pay our full fees upfront which will definitely appeal to Swansea, and if we throw Diame (or even De Jong) they’ll have a healthy bank balance and a player capable of filling the gap.

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  • Jib

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #55

    Van
    Gaal
    as the new Soton manager with a big war chest won’t help our cause

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #56

    youngmag

    for me he failed in the attacking role and i didnt see enough of him further back to comment

    in the attacking role we have perez and dejong and i am sure rafa will bring us in a proper no10
    with hayden and sheley there is room further back but i am not sure he is what we need

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #57

    Pete Graves?
    Verified account
     @PeteGravesSky

    More
    Ruben Semedo to #nufc took some significant steps forward today. Not done yet, but looking increasingly likely. Cracking young player.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #58

    jazzy

    lets hope he is right

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #59

    Beermonkey

    Would you pay 15 mill for Gibbs ??

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  • Legolas

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #60

    The blog is looking good Ed.

    I would love us to sign Kieron Gibbs. Great at defending and going forward.

    Sigurson would be unbelievable but don’t think we will as it looks like he is off to Everton.

    Still think we need a top centre forward to but not sure who.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #61

    Agree we need the post numbers back in. I didn’t think
    The blog could get any better, but it is.

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #62

    Legolas

    What about Javier Hernandez as CF? Proven premiership striker, in the last year of his contract and still younger than 30 (just). I could be wrong but I’m sure I read recently that Leverkusen would be open to offers for him this summer

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  • toontaff2

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #63

    Great to see someone else on the Blog has IT skills almost to my level! 😆

    1
  • Kacper Tylenda

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #64

    @Novocastrian66 and others – comment numbers are on the way!

    Under Rafa there is no place for negativity – dislikes are not and option 😉

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #65

    So how is everyone doing? 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #66

    jazzy

    he looks a good player but no
    to injury prone for me we need players thats can come in and play for far to long we have carried players
    that are injury prone

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #67

    Kapcer

    Not too sure on the pages for comments though, would prefer that back to just one long list tbh.

    What’s everyone else think?

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #68

    Not too bad YoungMag yourself?

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #69

    *kacper

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #70

    AC

    I agree one page was better.

    How do you get an Avatar up for your profile picture. Help would be much appreciated

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #71

    like the look of this evolving blog…being a bit of a cave man cant suss things out like profile pics and crap that quick…but cant knock the look of it,well done kacper and hope ya keeping well ed.
    back to footy….
    15m for gibbs is a bit to much,aye hes good but thats when he’s fit which isnt that often unfortunately….just hope we start hearing of medicals and signings,coz its gettin bloody tedious..al this waiting.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #72

    jazzy

    top right goto your profile from there it will take you to gravitar fill it in add a pic and add this site

    agreed one long comments page was better but its a small thing overall blog is to quote the tiger grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #73

    Jazzy

    Go into your profile settings and there should be a gravatar link under your profile pic. This will take you to a log in page for WordPress so either log in it register (it’s free). Once you’ve done all that, follow the instructions for selecting a profile pic

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  • giimps

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #74

    The 2 positions I would like to realistically see filled are Dm and no 10, both would allow us to get forward quicker and create more chances while being solid at the back

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #75

    Springy

    If I’m honest mate I have not been overly pleased with the so called transfer targets from today. I was hoping for more high profile targets rather than players that will just stave off relegation

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #76

    Pootle & Beermonkey

    Thanks guys

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #77

    No problem

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #78

    jazzy

    no point in being disappointed in our so called targets most of it is press bs
    the time to be be disappointed will be sept
    but by then u might be happy
    we just dont know

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  • Legolas

    Jun 4, 2017 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #79

    Pootle,

    Hernandez was quality at Man Utd. If he would come he would definitely score goals. Is a bit to similar to Gayle though, my only concern?

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  • Mr Plow

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #80

    More crap paper talk. Wait till the window is open and judge him/Newcastle board when the window closes. There will be a fair few surprises I think, like last year

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