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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

  • Belfast

    Jun 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #161

    Looks like it’s been eaten by Twitter and shitted out by Facebook. And Tsunki survived it all. Awful!!

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  • expatmag

    Jun 5, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #162

    Squad would then be

    Keepers
    Darlow Elliott Woodman Back up

    Defenders
    Yedlin Sterry Semeco Lascelles Clark Mbemba Dummett Gibbs Backup RB

    Midfielders
    Hayden Shelvey Colback Cairney Perez Dejong

    Wingers
    Ritchie Gray Atsu Aarons

    Forwards
    Gray Gayle Mitrovic Armstrong

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 5, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #163

    I suspect more outgoings and incoming than that. Add these and probably no gray from leicester:
    Lejeuen
    Saar I think his name is.
    Pires
    A better keeper.
    Abrahams
    Delph/fernando
    …… I’m sure the change in squad will be about 50% incoming and even more outgoing. Rafa won’t accept not being competitive.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 5, 2017 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #164

    Expat that doesn’t look anywhere near strong enough to me. I think it’s semedo not semeCo by the way mate.
    I expect more unlinked creativity and flare too..

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 5, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #165

    I think a better keeper
    A top full back
    2 better cbs
    Better defensive midfielder
    Top attacking midfielder
    Top left winger (atsu backup)
    2 strikers
    Is probably what rafa wants minimum.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 5, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #166

    Ah Belfast I see both you and Jib have mastered the art of liking ones own post. 😀

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  • Highlander

    Jun 5, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #167

    Sad to hear the news about Chieck Tiote. Reports is he died while training in China. He was a great player for Newcastle. RIP, Chieck.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jun 5, 2017 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #168

    Wow….RIP Tiote!!!

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