NUFC linked with bizarre January transfer – Would Rafa really do this?

According to reports in Italy, Rafa Benitez is now watching SPAL centre-back Francesco Vicari ahead of a potential January move – although another centre-back seems like the last thing we need right now.

It’s claimed in Italian outlet Calciomercato that we’ve sent scouts to watch the former Italian U-21 defender and are now considering a January bid to sign the Serie A stopper, but it really doesn’t add up to me (even if this is not the first time his name has been linked).

Lejeune may have suffered a long-term injury, but when he returns in the new year we’ll have him, Lascelles, Fernandez, Clark and Schar able to play at centre-back – not forgetting that Dummett can play in this role quite comfortably.

Given the likelihood that Rafa’s handed a modest budget in January, coupled with the fact we clearly need to sign players in attacking areas, this really would be a bizarre move from Benitez to sign yet another central defender.

Let’s hope this is just paper talk and there’s nothing in it. We do NOT need another centre-back.

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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.

4 thoughts on “NUFC linked with bizarre January transfer – Would Rafa really do this?

  1. Silly article,
    Really tired of what if , could we, should he, I mean it’s been years now the same th8ng, I gave up it ever getting any better that what it is until the f.u.b. Sells up

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  2. Steve:
    Silly article,
    Really tired of what if , could we, should he, I mean it’s been years now the same th8ng, I gave up it ever getting any better that what it is until the f.u.b. Sells up

    You don’t think it’d be bizarre if Rafa signed another CB in January?

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  3. It makes no difference who or what kind of player we get RAFFA will be gone before the end of next season and if you didn’t realise it so will have half the team witch is on lone goner miss you RAFFA and we are left with the fat lad doing what he likes with our club sad sad days ahead

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