Benitez now ‘seething’ as NUFC refuse to sign FOUR of his deadline day targets – Report

According to The Chronicle, Rafa Benitez is now ‘seething’ and ‘deeply disappointed’ with the club’s poor end to the transfer window – confirming that his attempts to sign Stanley N’Soki, Federico Fernandez, Erik Pieters and Ragnar Klavan have all ‘hit a brick wall’.

It’s bad enough that we’ve been forced into a late scramble for signings after having months to do business, but to hear that Benitez is STILL being ignored this late in the day is an utter disgrace.

As confirmed by Lee Ryder, we refused to pay the £9m asking price for PSG’s Stanley N’Soki, ‘aren’t keen’ on paying £10m for Swansea’s Federico Fernandez, and have also rejected Rafa’s attempts to secure ‘cut price’ deals for Stoke’s Erik Pieters and Liverpool’s Ragnar Klavan on deadline day.

Here’s a snippet from The Chronicle’s frustrating piece on Rafa’s failed attempts to do business today:

‘Stanley N’Soki of PSG has fallen through, again because of the asking price, this time £9million.

‘Federico Fernández was a straight-forward deal too but Newcastle aren’t keen on paying £10million for the Swansea defender.

‘As deadline day loomed Benitez asked to sign two players at cut-price in Ragnar Klavan of Liverpool and an old target in Erik Pieters of Stoke City, but again hit a brick wall according to sources close to the deals in Holland and Estonia.’

Unbelievable, highlighting the sorry state of our transfer policy under Mike Ashley.



The Chronicle claim that Rafa was given assurances on deals for a centre-back and a left-back just earlier this week, however it seems he’s been lied to once again, with his attempts to sign these players hitting a ‘brick wall’ just days later:

‘Rafa Benitez is understood to be deeply disappointed with Newcastle United’s poor end to the transfer window.

‘The Magpies boss could still get a couple of back-up players through the door on deadline day – but just like 12 months ago, Benitez is unhappy that his warnings throughout the last few weeks of the window have not been heeded.

‘In many ways he believes the damage could already be done.’

‘Benitez was offered assurances that he could sign a centre-back and a left-back earlier this week, but he has hit a brick wall on some deals after being told the players don’t fit club criteria.

‘Whether that is because of wages, age or sell-on value is yet to come to light as United have not disclosed their transfer blueprint in public for some time.’

What a disgrace.

It looks like we might get Marlon Santos in on loan if a work permit can be granted, but it seems that may be our one and only deal today.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

6 thoughts on “Benitez now ‘seething’ as NUFC refuse to sign FOUR of his deadline day targets – Report

  1. Club should just come out and say they are done for the day instead of torturing the fans. Can’t understand why so much energy has been wasted on a 4th/5th choice CB in Marlon. We are so short in other area’s its scary. Dummet and Yedlin are very very poor full backs. When shelvey is out injured we cant string 2 passes together in midfield, and we all saw how effective Joselu is at putting the ball in the net. Its worrying worrying times.

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  2. I can only believe they are trying to for rafa’s hand and get him to resign so they can pocket the @6mil he’d have to pay for terminating his employment. I think Ashley’s sick to death of his demands (which have been quite low key really) and wants rid

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  3. Fortunately no one believes anything from the Chronicle as Fernandez is currently en route for a medical, making all of the above claims that Benitez is ‘seething’ as dubious at best.

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    Fortunately no one believes anything from the Chronicle as Fernandez is currently en route for a medical, making allof the above claims that Benitez is ‘seething’ as dubious at best.

    Exactly. More fake news from Ollie stating we have hit a brick wall.

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  5. Best thing RAFA,can do is sue Ashley for constructive dismissal as did KK, and walk away NOW, Then it needs the fans to stay AWAY from the games an empty stadium with no manager is the only way to get shot of the lying cheating money grabbing owner that we have.Am still concerned that the F.A have not intervened Unless they do consider him a fit and proper person. 😈

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