As reported by the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez is expecting a transfer breakthrough very soon – perhaps even this week.
When Benitez was asked if any deals were imminent, he said: “Still nothing yet,”
He then went on to explain exactly what it is that he is looking for in this window and when he does expect to make a breakthrough, saying: “It’s so obvious that we have to balance a little bit the team; I’m expecting something this week, hopefully.
However, he did make it clear that although that is what he expects, it is by no means guaranteed, adding: “But that’s just my feeling, I’m expecting. You can see that still we can improve the side a little bit.”
Benitez has already made a lot of good signings for Newcastle, despite only having been in charge of recruitment for one transfer window.
Newcastle supporters will be hoping that whoever he does bring in is as good as the likes of Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie, who joined in the summer.