Benitez names the FOUR deals he’s expecting Charnley to get ‘done’ in next 10 days – Report

According to The Chronicle, Rafa Benitez has now made it ‘crystal clear’ to the Newcastle United board that he wants FOUR new signings in before next Thursday’s deadline – a striker, a number 10, a left-back an a centre-back.

Rondon looks set to be the striker signed (albeit at the expense of Dwight Gayle), whilst we’ve been linked to Joe Bryan and Nicolas Tagliafico at left-back and the likes of Federico Fernandez, Ahmed Hegazi and Diego Reyes at centre-back.

With just 10 days left to do business, it’s already a joke that we’re having to do the bulk of our buying this late in the day – made even worse to hear how Lee Charnley is believed to have responded to Rafa’s latest request.

As The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder reveals below, Benitez has been told he’ll receive no additional backing and must instead work with his ‘limited spending pot’ to deliver these FOUR signings:

‘Rafa Benitez still wants to add FOUR new players to his squad before deadline day.

‘It is understood that the Newcastle United boss has made his concerns crystal clear to managing director Lee Charnley after handing a wanted list to the hierarchy in the last few days.

‘Benitez immediately flagged up that a new centre-back was needed following the injury to Florian Lejeune while his wish-list also contained left-back targets – including Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico – and both a striker and a new number 10.

‘However, Benitez has been told he must continue to cut his cloth accordingly and that only a limited spending pot is available during the rest of the window.’

It’s beyond a joke now.



We’ve raised over £40m in player sales and spent just £17m so far. That’s a profit of £25m at present, yet this doesn’t even factor in the £123m raised by the club last season and the £40m instalment of Premier League cash believed to have been received in the middle of July.

Who knows how much Rafa has to play with, but if it’s true that we’re ‘unable’ to sign left-backs Joe Bryan or Nicolas Tagliafico for £6m and £8m respectively, I’m seriously concerned.

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4 thoughts on “Benitez names the FOUR deals he’s expecting Charnley to get ‘done’ in next 10 days – Report

  1. This so called owner needs to …well……..I really can’t type what he needs to do to be honest.

    I can’t believe anyone is buying kits, buying merchandise buying season tickets, etc etc,

    He loves money, profit, he has no interest in sport , I mean look at him ffs, only interested in survival and making millions and we are playing into his hands over and over,

    Rafa as great as he is, needs to walk, maybe something will happen then but I very much doubt it

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  2. This really is a concern now ,because even if Rafa can wheel and deal too get the Cb, Lb no 10 and striker , its still leaving us short at Rb and Cm with Hayden wanting out . We will be starting the season yet again with the bare minumin of quality expierenced players in our Squad and if the Rondon for Gayle swap happens , we will need not one but 2 strikers in because a strike force of Muto ,Rondon and Joselu just aint enough for a full season in the premiership even if Perez was turned into a striker (Which imo he should be anyhow) when needed . We will have a Squad kicking of the new season as good as the Squad we had finishing last season ,but that wont be enough too keep us out of a relegation dog fight this time around .

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  3. AFTER BEING A SUPPORTER FOR SOME 65 YRS I AM NOT SURPRISED AT ANYTHING I READ ABOUT NEWCASTLE, BUT I MUST SAY THE OWNER OF OUR CLUB HAS NO RESPECT FOR THE CLUB OR ITS SUPPORTERS.
    TO BE HONEST HOW CAN A HUMAN BEING LET PEOPLE OPENLY CALL HIM THE MOST VILE NAMES AND NOT RESPOND HE IS JUST NOT A PERSON BUT AN INDIVIDUAL THAT LIKES TO BE THE CENTRE OF ALL THINGS BAD.
    HE OPENLY STATED TO THE COWARDLY INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY THE SKY MUPPET DAVID CRAIG WHO NEVER ASKED HIM AN OUTRIGHT QUESTION RELATED TO SUPPORTER NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS.
    RAFA MUST SEE SOMETHING THAT WE DO NOT AS ANY ONE ELSE WOULD BE ON THERE BIKE,HE TO IS LOOSING MY FAITH AFTER PUTTING UP WITH SUCH A CONTROLL FREAK, , AND IN ALL HONESTY THE BEST THING TO DO AND THIS BREAKS MY HEART IS FOR THE MANAGER TO LEAVE, AS HE IS JUST FIGHTING A LOOSING BATTLE. WE ALL TALKE BUT WE DO NOTHING?????

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  4. Just answer this question before you rattle on again about profits.
    Where do you think the money comes from to pay the salaries?

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