Home boss Rafa Benitez made ten changes to the team who lost 1-0 at Huddersfield Town at the weekend, with central defender Chancel Mbemba the lone survivor.
And the hosts made a perfect start as they took the lead within the first three minutes, with the ball falling to Aleksandar Mitrovic on the edge
Sampdoria have rejected an offer from Newcastle for star midfielder Dennis Praet, according to reports in Italy. Rafael Benitez has made it evident that he doesn’t believe his squad are good enough to flourish in the Premier League this season and has demanded Newcastle bring in further new players in the final week of the
The Toon chief had complained he was being thwarted in his bid to strengthen the squad because he couldn’t get rid of those he’s deemed surplus to requirements. But it appears the impasse has ended with several fringe players expected to leave in the next few days. Dutchman Siem de Jong, who has endured an
Sport Mediaset say the Italians have turned down the bid for Praet and are not interested in selling the Belgian.
Rafa Benitez has made it clear that he does not believe Newcastle have spent sufficient funds to be able to compete in the Premier League this summer and he is growing increasingly frustrated at
Graeme Souness believes there is a real possibility of Rafa Benitez walking away from Newcastle United. The Spaniard has made no secret of his frustration at the club’s lack of signings this summer and the Magpies have lost their opening two games in the Premier League. Asked if he can see Benitez quitting, former Newcastle
The 57-year-old Spaniard has made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the Magpies’ rebuilding work to date this summer, and back-to-back Premier League defeats by Tottenham and Huddersfield have simply added to the gloom hanging over St James’ Park, which saw owner Mike Ashley’s PR adviser Keith Bishop pay a visit to the training ground
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has brushed aside claims he is fuelling the negativity surrounding the club. The 57-year-old Spaniard has made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the Magpies’ rebuilding work to date this summer, and back-to-back Premier League defeats by Tottenham and Huddersfield have simply added to the gloom hanging over St James’ Park
“At the moment we are a Premier League team in a bad position. Hopefully we’ll be a Premier League team in a better position soon.” The 57-year-old has spent £35m on six players this summer, and is hopeful of bringing in at least two more before next week’s deadline. Newcastle are confident of striking a
Life back in the Premier League has proved testing for the Magpies to date following a 2-0 home defeat by Tottenham, during which midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was sent off, and a 1-0 reverse at Huddersfield.
Benitez’s concerns over the club’s summer recruitment, coupled with Shelvey’s three-match ban and the results have cast a pall
“Newcastle’s signing of Michael Owen way back in 2005 remains the longest-standing record”
England’s top flight clubs have been smashing their records left right and centre this summer, with Burnley’s deal for Chris Wood the latest benchmark. With the new world record deal of £198m for Neymar skewing the market