Rafa Benitez confirms Newcastle close to announcing two 'really good' signings
RAFA BENITEZ has confirmed Newcastle are close to announcing two "really good" signings.
07:23, Thu, Jan 19, 2017
| UPDATED: 07:59, Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Rafa Benitez says Newcastle close to announcing new signings
Newcastle are currently top of the Championship table after 26 games, one point ahead of second-place Brighton who have a game in hand.
Rafa Benitez insists he is in the market to strengthen his promotion-chasing squad but admits January is always a difficult window to recruit new players.
Newcastle yet to complete January deal
The Magpies are expected to complete a number of deals in the coming weeks, though, and Benitez is convinced of their abilities.
“That’s a tricky question,” Benitez said on potential January signings after last night's 3-1 FA Cup win over Birmingham.
“January is always difficult, because not many of the good players playing in top sides are available.
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“I like to sign young players, to develop them and improve them and also sign the players that we need.
“People think that I like to sign older players but that is not the case, our team is below the average age in this division.
And when asked if the club are close to completing any deals, he added: “We have some options and a couple of them could be really good.”
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