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Rafa Benitez looking ahead to January despite uncertainty

Rafa Benitez looking ahead to January despite uncertainty

Newcastle United have already started to look ahead to January, despite there being concerns about what the future holds for the club.

According to a report by the Newcastle Chronicle, Rafa Benitez has already begun working on making his squad stronger in the winter transfer window, however, there is plenty of uncertainty surrounding the St. James’ Park outfit.

It is claimed that the Spaniard’s own time at the club is still in doubt, as well as the owner’s unwillingness to release funds to sign new players remaining a hot topic, however, it does not appear to have affected the manager’s plans.

It is understood that Benitez has already held talks with the head of recruitment Steve Nickson about the options they have available when the transfer market reopens once again in the new year.

It is believed that the Magpies could look to the overseas market once again for temporary deals, whilst the Spaniard still wants to add another striker, a midfielder and a left-back to his squad, as they could enter a crucial time of the year.

The Verdict:

The signings Newcastle made last January were crucial for the club and helped them to remain in the Premier League.

The likes of Martin Dubravka and Kenedy, who both returned to St. James’ Park this summer, helped guide the Toon Army away from the relegation zone and took them to a mid-table finish.

However, Benitez will know that he needs to add once again after failing to completely strengthen certain areas, but with the uncertainty around the club, it remains to be seen with what happens once we enter 2019.

Newcastle fans – thoughts?

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