Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has been dealt consistent blows in the transfer window and it has come to light that
The lucrative signing of Benitez was hailed by the Magpie faithful as the chances of their glory days returning looked promising under the Spaniard as his pulling power far exceeded those who came before him.
However, his access to players has been superseded by club owner Mike Ashley whose strict transfer policies have stopped Benitez in his tracks - as per the Chronicle.
Praet has been a long-term target for Newcastle and was believed to have preferred a move to St James' Park as he would have been provided the opportunity to work with the Champions League winning manager.
Sampdoria however, had placed a price-tag on the winger which exceeded
Looking forward to seeing how our new signings get on at Newcastle tomorrow! They were desperately needed!— Sean Cronin gbwls (@SirCronin86) January 12, 2018
But we haven’t signed anyone....
A deal for Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Kenedy remains in the paperwork stage as Blues boss Antonio Conte has yet to sign off on the move as he busies himself with his own transfer dealings.