Rafa Benitez admits he's not happy with summer business so far

Rachel Hardy
Августа 11, 2017

Benitez, looking to sign another striker before the transfer window closes, is sweating on the fitness of Dwight Gayle ahead of Sunday's season-opener against Tottenham Hotspur.

When Benitez committed to stay at Newcastle at the end of last season he was promised "every last penny" by club owner Mike Ashley to invest in the squad, but the reality has not been so simple.

Speaking on the Sky Sports' Premier League launch show, the Spaniard admitted it had been a tough summer due to the uncertainty of the transfer market. "Now I will try to do my best to be sure that the team we have will be good enough to compete and stay as high as we can in the Premier League".

But Benitez is unhappy that other Newcastle targets have been missed although he admitted that it has been hard.

"I can read our fans saying "listen, now will sign a £25million striker". But if they are available, the price isn't £20million, the wages are not the same, and the commission of the agents is huge.

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A statement from the club at the time said: "Kenedy's actions were a mistake that he will learn greatly from".

Deportivo La Coruna, who sold Perez to Arsenal for £17m only a year ago, are keen to bring the 28-year-old back to La Liga.

"It's very hard for me because my Chinese is not good enough", he said, referencing links with the Chinese Super League. "We are getting to more difficult matches so I am working hard to be a better player for this team".

"I try to do my best now". I have to continue sending my players the right message and giving them confidence about what we are trying to do. When I chose to stay it's because for me it's a challenge. It has to be something you can not control.

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