Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez gives worrying update about upcoming January transfer window


Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez gives worrying update about upcoming January transfer window

Rafa Benitez does not believe Newcastle United will be making early moves in the January transfer window.

The Magpies boss returned to former club Liverpool on Boxing Day and could do nothing as the Reds cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win at Anfield.

The Newcastle United boss is massively overachieving with his current squad

While getting a result against the Premier League leaders was always unlikely, the result has left Newcastle just five points off the relegation zone.

Immediately after the defeat, Benitez was asked if the Magpies were close to an early breakthrough in the window, to which he told Chronicle Live: “No.”

Newcastle’s next Premier League fixtures

  • Watford (A) – 29/12
  • Manchester United (H) – 2/1
  • Chelsea (A) – 12/1
  • Cardiff City (H) – 19/1
  • Manchester City (H) – 29/1

Then when asked if that worried him, the Spaniard simply responded by saying: “Yes.”

Owner Mike Ashley is currently out of the country on holiday, so Benitez is dealing with managing director Lee Charnley when it comes to transfers – although that is also proving to be a difficult task.