Rafa Benitez suggests Newcastle could complete January deal within few days
RAFA BENITEZ claims Newcastle could announce a new signing within a "few days".
08:55, Thu, Jan 19, 2017
| UPDATED: 08:55, 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 is said to be in the market to strengthen his promotion-chasing squad but has previously admitted that January is always a difficult window to recruit new players.
Newcastle yet to complete January deal
And Benitez is hoping to hear from Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley with potentially good transfer news over the next few days.
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“I was talking with Lee this morning and maybe he will give me a surprise in a few hours or a few days,” Benitez said on potential January signings after last night's 3-1 FA Cup win over Birmingham.
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And Benitez insists he will take the FA Cup seriously after last night's replay win at St James' Park but admits he will continue to use his squad players in the competition.
“It is always important to win any game or any competition. We will try to do it and we are happy," the Spaniard added.
“We will try to continue and carry on. But I don’t want to lie, we will use the squad and be sure we protect players and not have any risk."
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