Rafa Benitez Keen to Sign a Striker

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.

As a result, there is a good chance that Newcastle may switch their attention to Salomon Rondon of West Brom. The striker is an experienced Premier League campaign and he is also quite keen on leaving West Brom in order to play in the top leagues. The striker has a £ 16.5 million clause to release him from the contract and if Newcastle are unable to sign the other transfer targets they may switch their attention to Rondon. After a reasonably comfortable 2017-18 campaign, Newcastle will be anxious in order to finish in the top half of the table and even for qualification to the Europa League.
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Newcastle United re-sign Kenedy on loan

Newcastle United have confirmed the re-signing of Kenedy from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal. The Brazilian attacker impressed during a temporary stint with the Magpies in the backend of last season and he has now been offered another opportunity to impress under Rafael Benitez at the Tyneside outfit.

 

“I am so happy with this interest from Rafa Benitez that he came back for me. I want to keep it going, the work that I did here before, for the new season. I have received many, many messages on social media from the fans. They made me feel appreciated, so I wanted to come here in this new season and give everything on the pitch,” he told the club’s official website.
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