Our Newcastle fans here in the Transfer Tavern think they have got a great chance of exceeding expectations next season as it begins to appear on the horizon.
Of course, we’re still two months away from the proper action but that will soon come around and the men from St. James’ Park will be eager to see their side get going quickly back in the Premier League.
New signings over the summer, then, are a must and the men from Tyneside will certainly be looking to bring in plenty of new names to make sure their squad is perfectly primed for the challenge ahead.
Ruben Semedo, though, will not be one of those to arrive in the north-east with him deciding that a move to Villarreal would suit him better.
Indeed, he has revealed why he felt that was the case as quoted by Chronicle Live – who identified him as a target.
“I chose Villarreal because I like their style of play.
“The team has a lot of quality and I think can help the team with my quality.
“But when I heard the name Villarreal I decided to come here.”
Newcastle, then, missed the boat on this one and will surely be eager to make sure that that does not become a theme of the summer window.
Benitez will have to help persuade players his club is the best destination, then, and so we’ll wait to see how that goes.
Thoughts, Newcastle fans? Let us know below!