Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

I'm really anxious, says Newcastle's Benitez

I'm really anxious, says Newcastle's Benitez

"It's an honour to be here and I'm excited to get started with my team-mates", Rondon said in a Newcastle release.

Venezuela worldwide Rondon becomes Benitez's sixth summer recruit, following on from the signings of Martin Dubravka, Kenedy, Yoshinori Muto, Fabian Schar and Ki Sung-yeung.

Sam Allardyce has warned Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez that he is playing a risky game by publicly criticising his clubs owner for his lack of backing in the transfer market.

"It's one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League and I knew about the interest of the gaffer, so I'm happy to be here".

Newcastle United have signed Japan forward Yoshinori Muto from Mainz on a four-year contract, the Premier League side announced on Thursday (Aug 2).

The former Real Madrid and Napoli manager has made no secret of his disappointment at Newcastle's backing of him in the transfer window, having this to say on the state of his squad and what can be done about it. The players have no problem with the media, but it's a way of letting people know they're unhappy.

Benitez is particularly frustrated at Newcastle's failure to meet Rondón's £16.5mn release clause but the striker is almost 29 and Ashley does not like signing players over 26 because he feels they become depreciating assets. It's a pity that after two months we are talking about the last five days.

A hard-working and popular member of the squad, Ings nonetheless saw his game time at Liverpool restricted once more last season.

"You see the teams that have been promoted, the money they are spending".

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