Newcastle United

Deal for Fernandez is a good one, but Newcastle needed more

Deal for Fernandez is a good one, but Newcastle needed more

It’s been a tough transfer window for Newcastle as the club have looked to strengthen the squad.

The Magpies made seven signings in total this window but, according to the Chronicle Live, Rafa Benitez has not been happy with the club’s business.

The Spaniard admitted that he was very worried about the club’s transfer policy following their pre-season loss to Braga.

Newcastle finished tenth in the league last year but may struggle to replicate that finish with some of the signings they’ve made this summer.

While Salomon Rondon and Yoshinori Muto were brought in to cover for the loss of Aleksandar Mitrovic, in truth the club still don’t have a proven goalscorer.

At the back, Newcastle signed Fabian Schar who could prove to be a shrewd piece of business, but after the loss of Florian Lejeune, Newcastle desperately needed to bring another defender for cover.

In a quick bit of deadline day business, the club completed the signing of Federico Fernandez for £6 million from Swansea as reported by the Chronicle Live.

The Breakdown

Although the defender may not have been the signing the club needed at the start of the transfer window, following Lejeune’s injury, Newcastle had to sign some defensive cover.

As a whole, the club has had a fairly average transfer window and hasn’t really built on the side. The Magpies needed a number ten and ideally a left-back to improve upon last season.

Failing to bring in either may prove costly for the club next year, but at least they brought in some defensive cover.

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