BREAKING: Benitez sends transfer message to NUFC fans ahead of tomorrow night’s 11pm deadline

Rafa Benitez has spoken to the press in the last few moments and has restated that NUFC still have time to bring in players over the next day and a half, saying the club are ‘working on names’ and that he remains ‘confident’ that we will do something in the transfer market.

Benitez refused to discuss Newcastle’s failed attempts to sign Daniel Sturridge, with him preferring to focus on Burnley tomorrow night, however he did admit that Mikel Merino will NOT be leaving the club.

Rafa also revealed that ‘two or three’ NUFC players are currently talking to other clubs, but he remained pretty adamant that their exits could depend on players coming in (Mitrovic, Mbemba etc. perhaps?).

Here’s some of his quotes from the last few moments:

Rafa when asked about potential incomings with little over 24 hours left to go:

Rafa on yesterday’s failed attempt to sign Daniel Sturridge:

Rafa on today’s claims linking Mikel Merino with Atletico Bilbao:

Rafa on Mitrovic and other potential outgoings:

Rafa on Kenedy potentially starting tomorrow:

Finally, Rafa focused on Burnley tomorrow night, saying we have to focus on that above all else:

So, he still holds some confidence that we’ll get some deals done, however his focus seemed mainly on Burnley tomorrow – as you’d expect.

Three points tomorrow and a new signing in the mean time would be massive, but right now I’ve got little faith.

Let’s hope that changes before 7.45pm tomorrow night!

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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.

2 thoughts on “BREAKING: Benitez sends transfer message to NUFC fans ahead of tomorrow night’s 11pm deadline

  1. We will get beaten tomorrow and the only transfers we will complete will be outgoing ones to weaken the squad. It will be done against Rafas wishes and probably on the premise that they’ll get rafa a replacement which will fall through due to a lack of effort/desire from charnley to actually get any deals done.


  2. Were gonna get tw*tted 2moro not sign anyone and finish the day in the relegation zone, thanks a lot Ashley, what a lovely kind giving man


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