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Benitez gives insight into why Newcastle haven't signed more players

Benitez gives insight into why Newcastle haven't signed more players

Colback was not involved in the club's final pre-season friendly against Hellas Verona on Sunday. "I never mention figures but we have done all that Deportivo can, even making a big effort because of the importance that I believe Lucas can have in this team next season".

At this moment in time, Rafa Benitez describes his mood as being "I am not happy...but at the same time it's a challenge".

"Now we are going a little bit late the market is insane and it is not just a question of money because sometimes the money is there but the player is not available". I try to manage and to improve the squad with the players who are available to make sure we are stronger than we are now.

"I'm focused", said Mitrovic.

"It's very hard for me because my Chinese is not good enough", he said, referencing links with the Chinese Super League.

"I feel fit and ready but I want to keep getting better".

It is the shadow of history that is causing concern, and there remains an undercurrent of 2008, when the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley failed to back the then-manager Keegan.

It has been reported that the Gunners are holding out for around £14m for the Spaniard, but Newcastle would rather take the player on loan as they are seemingly short on cash.

"Obviously you like good players, but it's too soon to talk about that", Benitez added, playing down the chances of a quick deal. Well, all-time Premier League record goalscorer Alan Shearer has been telling us...

"Arsenal want more [money]".

"I know that he did really well".

"I'm not talking with any insight, by the way, but I would be very surprised if they don't bring in an entertainer, a striker, a flair player, someone who is going to get the Geordies off their seats roaring".

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