Rafa Benitez says that he is looking to sign at least three players before the end of the campaign. The manager is of the opinion that a striker is of a priority for the club. Newcastle were unable to get their primary target – Alassane Plea – after Nice decided to sell him for Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday. The 25-year-old was subjected to a great amount of interest from Newcastle, who made a £20 million offer for the striker. However, Mönchengladbach were able to improve on this offer and signed the player for a fee of £ 22 million.
After speculation about Rafa Benitez’ potential departure from Newcastle, the former Liverpool boss has been able to give the club with a load of stability.“There are some positions we have to improve, not just a striker.We have [to sign] two or three more offensive players, and also we need a back up in defence, or to improve the defence a little bit. We have plenty of work [still to do]. The point is not how many [signings] we have done. At the moment, we have the same players, more or less, that we had before,” said Benitez.