Rafa Benitez isn’t happy at Newcastle: Islam Slimani was his fourth choice striker

That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie who says the Spaniard is still fuming about the Toon’s lack of action in the transfer market.

Newcastle supremo Mike Ashley and London-based business woman Amanda Staveley have been involved to protracted takeover saga.

With the club in limbo, Benitez has had his hands tied when it comes to splashing the cash.

He secured Kenedy and Islam Slimani on loan from Chelsea and Leicester respectively.

However, Downie says the experienced chief is cutting a frustrated figure in the north east.

“He’s not happy,” Downie told Sky Sports.

“He’s got Kenedy now, but he wanted him in the summer, not halfway through the season.

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