Our Newcastle fans here in the Transfer Tavern cannot wait to see who Rafa Benitez manages to sign in the transfer window thanks to his superb connections in the game.
For sure, of all the promoted sides it’s Newcastle who are looking the best placed to sign some big name players for the Premier League in 2017/18 and it seems that is exactly what is going to happen.
Certainly, we should think that if Benitez’s words in the Northern Echo are anything to go by over Pepe Reina.
The experienced stopper has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe – the likes of Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Napoli – and could add the Magpies now to his list.
Indeed, when asked about the Spaniard, Benitez said:
“I have a great personal relationship with Reina. He’s a great goalkeeper.
“Pepe is a great player, but above all, a leader in the dressing room. We missed him at Napoli in the year he went to Bayern Munich – he can make a difference both on and off the pitch.”
A ringing endorsement from Rafa, then, and so the current Napoli goalkeeper could just find himself on the way to Tyneside before the start of the new season.
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