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.