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express
Newcastle agree loan deal for Mikel Merino but must buy him next summerSpaniard left Osasuna to join Dortmund last summer but has featured just seven
express / Posted 3 hours ago
Spaniard left Osasuna to join Dortmund last summer but has featured just seven times. Despite his lack of game-time, boss Rafael Benitez is a big Merino fan. He’s so far been frustrated by the lack of transfer business but will be delighted to... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Liverpool Influencers Pick Their Top Summer Transfer Targetthe need is easy. Finding the correct player to fill the void is where it becom
Bleacher Report / Posted 9 hours ago
the need is easy. Finding the correct player to fill the void is where it becomes much trickier, as Klopp's predecessors Rafael Benitez, Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers found out. "I would see if Benjamin Mendy is available from... Read more
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insidefutbol
Tottenham Hotspur Target Mulling Future After Agent Changehe will likely have offers from elsewhere too. RELATED NEWS STORIES: The 23-y
insidefutbol / Posted 10 hours ago
he will likely have offers from elsewhere too. RELATED NEWS STORIES: The 23-year-old Spaniard was tempted to Liverpool by Rafael Benitez in 2010 and spent five years on the books at Anfield learning his trade. He joined the Rossoneri in 2015 and... Read more
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birminghammail
West Brom transfer news and rumours: Ben Gibson blow, Hong Kong's top performers, Marc Wilson green light, Croatian targetbetween now and the closure of the transfer window as they look to add new bloo
birminghammail / Posted 14 hours ago
between now and the closure of the transfer window as they look to add new blood to their skinny squad. Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez, who managed Napoli himself between 2013-15, is keen on adding more quality after promotion. New Saints boss... Read more
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soccersouls
Why This Talented £10.2m Attacker Should Snub Leeds In Favour Of A Move To Newcastle Unitedachieved promotion from the EFL Championship last season. An opportunity work w
soccersouls / Posted 22 hours ago
achieved promotion from the EFL Championship last season. An opportunity work with a manager as reputed and successful as Rafael Benitez will also appeal to the player. Newcastle also have talented wide players in the form of Matt Ritchie, new... Read more
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birminghammail
Albion, Newcastle and Southampton battling for Napoli manbetween now and the closure of the transfer window as they look to add new bloo
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
between now and the closure of the transfer window as they look to add new blood to their skinny squad. Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez, who managed Napoli himself between 2013-15, is keen on adding more quality after promotion. New Saints boss... Read more
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Football365
Swansea reject second Everton bid for Sigurdssona point: Would he even play at Tottenham? July 19 2017, 9:45 am Benitez opens
Football365 / Posted yesterday
a point: Would he even play at Tottenham? July 19 2017, 9:45 am Benitez opens up on Newcastle’s £25m McCarthy interest Do Newcastle want James McCarthy? Maybe not for £25m. Rafael Benitez speaks out about the rumours. July 19 2017, 8:54 amCom... Read more
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Football365
Top ten times a buy-back option was actually takenfor Garcia. A year and four goals in 25 appearances later, Barca raked in £6mi
Football365 / Posted yesterday
for Garcia. A year and four goals in 25 appearances later, Barca raked in £6million from Liverpool, with new manager Rafael Benitez having worked with Garcia at Tenerife. Garcia’s signing was announced on the same day as Xabi Alonso’s... Read more
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give me sport
John Arne Riise called a 'weakness' for Liverpool - he reacts with perfect tweetEcho journalist Ian Doyle writes. “At the time, Riise was seen as a weakness by
give me sport / Posted 2 days ago
Echo journalist Ian Doyle writes. “At the time, Riise was seen as a weakness by some, first under Houllier and later Rafael Benitez, where he was on occasion moved up into midfield. “Riise, though, proved durable and versatile, and... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Andy Robertson and the curse of the Liverpool left-backhas been kind to the Norwegian. At the time, Riise was seen as a weakness, firs
Liverpool Echo / Posted 2 days ago
has been kind to the Norwegian. At the time, Riise was seen as a weakness, first under Houllier and later Rafael Benitez, where he was on occasion moved up into midfield. Riise, though, provided durable and versatile, and... Read more
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HITC Sport
Report: Benitez wants reunion with international at Newcastle, could make move soonNewcastle are known to be on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer, with Ra
HITC Sport / Posted 2 days ago
Newcastle are known to be on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer, with Rafael Benitez not convinced by his current options. Newcastle have a sizeable amount of goalkeepers in their current squad, but want a new stopper capable standing out in... Read more
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Football.co.uk
Neymar set to turn down PSG, Liverpool halt Keita pursuitdeal next year. Staying at Anfield, the Sun claims Liverpool have told Newcast
Football.co.uk / Posted 2 days ago
deal next year. Staying at Anfield, the Sun claims Liverpool have told Newcastle they must bid £10million for SHEYI OJO. Rafael Benitez is keen on the winger but has been warned to make his move as other clubs are circling on loan. Newcastle... Read more
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insidefutbol
Agent of Newcastle United Target Meets Hamburg Sporting DirectorRafael Benitez has been linked with wanting Holtby at St. James' Park, while Ch
insidefutbol / Posted 2 days ago
Rafael Benitez has been linked with wanting Holtby at St. James' Park, while Cherries boss Eddie Howe is a fan. According to German daily Bild, Holtby's agent had a meeting with Hamburg sporting director Jens Todt this weekend and the Bundesliga... Read more
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sportsmole
Newcastle United keen on Hull City midfielder Sam Clucasbut could not prevent his side from making an immediate return to the Champions
sportsmole / Posted 3 days ago
but could not prevent his side from making an immediate return to the Championship. According to The Sun, Magpies manager Rafael Benitez is eager to sign Clucas in a bid to bolster his midfield options, and is hoping a £4m offer will turn Leonid... Read more
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Sport in a storm
Benitez upbeat on transfer activity14:28 - Newcastle United Newcastle United are close to adding a few new faces
Sport in a storm / Posted 3 days ago
14:28 - Newcastle United Newcastle United are close to adding a few new faces to their squad, according to manager Rafael Benitez. Newcastle, who won the Championship last season, made a slow start to their summer transfer business, having only... Read more
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The World Game
I can replace Messi and Ronaldo, says Jamesfor a reported €70million from Monaco after lighting up World Cup 2014, but he
The World Game / Posted 3 days ago
for a reported €70million from Monaco after lighting up World Cup 2014, but he struggled to convince Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane that he was worthy of a regular place in the starting line-up. However, having rejoined... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Chronology of the Games That Made Dirk Kuyt a Liverpool Icontoo. After completing the signing of the forward from Feyenoord for a fee of £
Bleacher Report / Posted 4 days ago
too. After completing the signing of the forward from Feyenoord for a fee of £9 million in August 2006, Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez said, per BBC Sport: "He will be a good player for us." Rafa wasn't wrong. Previously prolific in a lead role... Read more
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HITC Sport
Newcastle fans react on Twitter to 34-international cap player speculation for the England national team in 2010 and has 34 international caps to his belt
HITC Sport / Posted 4 days ago
for the England national team in 2010 and has 34 international caps to his belt till date. The Telegraph claimed that Rafael Benitez is weighing up a move for the midfielder, who reportedly earns around £90k-a-week at the Emirates. Newcastle... Read more
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LFC Online
Lucas Leiva - Honorary ScouserIn the summer of 2007 Rafael Benitez brought a slighty-built, long-haired Brazi
LFC Online / Posted 4 days ago
In the summer of 2007 Rafael Benitez brought a slighty-built, long-haired Brazilian to Anfield. He came with an impressive reputation, having captained the Brazilian under-20 team to victory in the 2007 South American Youth Championship, in addition... Read more
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Vavel
Daryl Murphy joins Nottingham ForestMurphy has returned to the Championship, signing for Nottingham Forest. The Ir
Vavel / Posted 4 days ago
Murphy has returned to the Championship, signing for Nottingham Forest. The Irishman was told by Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez that he was free to leave St James’ Park this summer. Murphy was signed by the Magpies last summer as part of... Read more
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Goal.com
James Rodriguez outlines Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo goalsfor a reported €70million from Monaco after lighting up World Cup 2014, but he
Goal.com / Posted 5 days ago
for a reported €70million from Monaco after lighting up World Cup 2014, but he struggled to convince Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane that he was worthy of a regular place in the starting line-up. However, having rejoined... Read more
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soccernews
James: I can replace Messi and Ronaldofor a reported €70million from Monaco after lighting up World Cup 2014, but he
soccernews / Posted 5 days ago
for a reported €70million from Monaco after lighting up World Cup 2014, but he struggled to convince Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane that he was worthy of a regular place in the starting line-up. However, having rejoined... Read more
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Soccer Way
James: I can replace Messi and Ronaldo for a reported €70million from Monaco after lighting up World Cup 2014, but he
Soccer Way / Posted 5 days ago
for a reported €70million from Monaco after lighting up World Cup 2014, but he struggled to convince Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane that he was worthy of a regular place in the starting line-up. However, having rejoined... Read more
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HITC Sport
Newcastle fans react on Twitter to 24-year-old striker speculation completed the signings of Jacob Murphy and Javier Manquillo this week, signing
HITC Sport / Posted 5 days ago
completed the signings of Jacob Murphy and Javier Manquillo this week, signing a striker should now be a top priority for Rafael Benitez. According to reports from The Northern Echo, Uruguayan striker Diego Rolan is waiting for an offer from... Read more
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Football.co.uk
Newcastle bring in Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madridat city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season,
Football.co.uk / Posted 5 days ago
at city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season, making over 30 appearances. Manager Rafael Benitez said: "Like Jacob Murphy, Manquillo is another young player. "He can play both sides of the defence and he... Read more
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Football365
Liverpool, Sunderland legend Manquillo joins Newcastleat city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season,
Football365 / Posted 5 days ago
at city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season, making over 30 appearances. Manager Rafael Benitez said: “Like Jacob Murphy, Manquillo is another young player. “He can play both sides of the defence and he... Read more
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Vavel
Jamaal Lascelles on why he'll be a different player this season and the season aheadPark, he endured the pain of relegation. The former England U21 International
Vavel / Posted 5 days ago
Park, he endured the pain of relegation. The former England U21 International broke his way into the first-team when Rafael Benitez came in for the final 10 games. Despite relegation, Lascelles became a big figure among players and fans,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Newcastle sign ex-Liverpool defender from Atletico Madridat city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season,
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
at city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season, making over 30 appearances. Manager Rafael Benitez said: "Like Jacob Murphy, Manquillo is another young player. "He can play both sides of the defence and he... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Newcastle bring in Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madridat city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season,
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
at city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season, making over 30 appearances. Manager Rafael Benitez said: "Like Jacob Murphy, Manquillo is another young player. "He can play both sides of the defence and he... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Benitez says Newcastle signing Manquillo 'has a point to prove'at city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season,
TEAMTalk / Posted 5 days ago
at city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season, making over 30 appearances. Manager Rafael Benitez said: “Like Jacob Murphy, Manquillo is another young player. “He can play both sides of the defence and he... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Newcastle bring in Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madridat city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season,
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 5 days ago
at city rivals Real and was loaned out to Marseille during the 2015/16 season, making over 30 appearances. Manager Rafael Benitez said: "Like Jacob Murphy, Manquillo is another young player. "He can play both sides of the defence and he... Read more
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chroniclelive
How Javier Manquillo transfer shows Rafa is in control of signings - even if it doesn't excite fansthis summer he has sought recruits who can ensure United can “compete” in the P
chroniclelive / Posted 6 days ago
this summer he has sought recruits who can ensure United can “compete” in the Premier League.Newcastle United's Manager Rafael Benitez (Image: Newcastle United) It is a building process for Benitez. His plan is for United to strengthen further... Read more
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Football365
Howard: Next Everton manager 'sitting on a goldmine'9:45 am Benitez opens up on Newcastle’s £25m McCarthy interest Do Newcastle w
Football365 / Posted 6 days ago
9:45 am Benitez opens up on Newcastle’s £25m McCarthy interest Do Newcastle want James McCarthy? Maybe not for £25m. Rafael Benitez speaks out about the rumours. July 19 2017, 8:54 am Top ten free agents with Premier League experience It's... Read more
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Manchester United
Countdown to 17/18: Newcastle Unitedthe new season, we've been taking a closer look at the three newly promoted sid
Manchester United / Posted 6 days ago
the new season, we've been taking a closer look at the three newly promoted sides, finishing with the Geordies... Manager: Rafael Benitez has done an impressive job since replacing former United assistant Steve McClaren in March 2016. The former... Read more
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sportsmole
Newcastle United offer Aleksandar Mitrovic to Lyon?13 goals in 59 league appearances. Last season, he only started 11 matches in
sportsmole / Posted 6 days ago
13 goals in 59 league appearances. Last season, he only started 11 matches in the Championship and that has led to manager Rafael Benitez making him available for transfer during the summer window. According to Foot Mercato, Newcastle have told... Read more
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HITC Sport
Andy Cole reacts on Twitter after Newcastle complete Jacob Murphy signingMurphy signed for Newcastle earlier this week, after agreeing to move from Norw
HITC Sport / Posted 6 days ago
Murphy signed for Newcastle earlier this week, after agreeing to move from Norwich City. Rafael Benitez made the winger one of his top targets this summer, and Cole believes that a move to St. James’ Park could work out well for the young... Read more
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News.com.au
PL Done Deals: Newcastle’s new boy, Gunner exitswait to get started,” said the winger. The length of his contract hasn’t been
News.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
wait to get started,” said the winger. The length of his contract hasn’t been disclosed by either club, but Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez hopes that Murphy can flourish in the north-east, where his parents were raised. “He’s a young and talented... Read more
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Paisley Gates
Will an English Coach Ever Take the Premier League Title?era. It isn’t like the foreign managers in the Premier League are having the m
Paisley Gates / Posted 6 days ago
era. It isn’t like the foreign managers in the Premier League are having the most successful time either. Just look at Rafael Benitez and Slaven Bilic who are all but assured of exiting their jobs in the near future. Now, you could argue that... Read more
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The Courier Mail
PL Done Deals: Newcastle’s new boy, Gunner exitswait to get started,” said the winger. The length of his contract hasn’t been
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
wait to get started,” said the winger. The length of his contract hasn’t been disclosed by either club, but Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez hopes that Murphy can flourish in the north-east, where his parents were raised. “He’s a young and talented... Read more
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HITC Sport
Paul Merson makes a prediction on Benitez...Newcastle fans won't like it League season. When asked who would be the first manager to be sacked or to wa
HITC Sport / Posted 7 days ago
League season. When asked who would be the first manager to be sacked or to walk away, the 49-year-old said it could be Rafael Benitez. The former Arsenal midfielder hailed Benitez as a “great manager”, but felt the Spaniard would walk away... Read more
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HITC Sport
Newcastle fans react on Twitter to 30-year-old ace transfer speculation joined the club on a season-long loan on Tuesday, and he is expected to be the
HITC Sport / Posted 7 days ago
joined the club on a season-long loan on Tuesday, and he is expected to be the first-choice goalkeeper at the London club. Rafael Benitez has four goalkeepers at his disposal, but he is still on the lookout for a top shot stopper this summer. In... Read more
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Daily Mail
Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace: Solanke and Origi on targetwill beat Chelsea in pursuit of £30m deal... West Ham goalkeeper Adrian takes
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
will beat Chelsea in pursuit of £30m deal... West Ham goalkeeper Adrian takes dig at David Sullivan's... Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez reveals he signed £12m... England Women's captain Steph Houghton introduces her... MOST READ SPORT Share... Read more
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Daily Mail
Green jersey leader Kittel abandons Tour de France after heavy crashCity sign Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic for... Jessica Ennis Hill to be crow
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
City sign Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic for... Jessica Ennis Hill to be crowned world heptathlon... Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez reveals he signed £12m... Jamie Vardy's academy enjoys more success with V9... Viktoria Plzen 0-1 Watford:... Read more
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soccernews
Murphy completes move to boyhood club Newcastlefee. Murphy becomes Newcastle’s third signing of the transfer window – followi
soccernews / Posted 7 days ago
fee. Murphy becomes Newcastle’s third signing of the transfer window – following Christian Atsu and Florian Lejeune – as Rafael Benitez aims to keep the club in the Premier League after securing an immediate return from the Championship last... Read more
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Soccer Way
Murphy completes move to boyhood club Newcastle fee. Murphy becomes Newcastle's third signing of the transfer window – followi
Soccer Way / Posted 7 days ago
fee. Murphy becomes Newcastle's third signing of the transfer window – following Christian Atsu and Florian Lejeune – as Rafael Benitez aims to keep the club in the Premier League after securing an immediate return from the Championship last... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Newcastle complete signing of highly-rated Jacob Murphytheir third summer signing. "He's a young and talented player and hopefully he
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 7 days ago
their third summer signing. "He's a young and talented player and hopefully he can develop even more here," Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez told the club's official website. Neither club has disclosed the fee nor the length of contract for Murphy,... Read more
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sportsmole
Newcastle United sign England Under-21 winger Jacob Murphy from Norwich Cityand the opportunity is now here. I can't wait to get started," Murphy told the
sportsmole / Posted 7 days ago
and the opportunity is now here. I can't wait to get started," Murphy told the official Newcastle website. Toon boss Rafael Benitez added: "He's a young and talented player and hopefully he can develop even more here. We hope he can show us... Read more
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The News and Star
Newcastle complete signing of highly-rated Jacob Murphytheir third summer signing. "He's a young and talented player and hopefully he
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
their third summer signing. "He's a young and talented player and hopefully he can develop even more here," Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez told the club's official website. Neither club has disclosed the fee nor the length of contract for Murphy,... Read more
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Football.co.uk
Newcastle complete signing of highly-rated Jacob Murphynow become their third summer signing. "He's a young and talented player and h
Football.co.uk / Posted 7 days ago
now become their third summer signing. "He's a young and talented player and hopefully he can develop even more here," Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez told the club's official website. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Di... Read more
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HITC Sport
Report: £8m Newcastle player top of Monk's wishlist are aiming for further discussions to brokering a deal. Darlow made 34 appeara
HITC Sport / Posted 7 days ago
are aiming for further discussions to brokering a deal. Darlow made 34 appearances in the Championship last season, but Rafael Benitez is still keen to sign a top goalkeeper this summer. Boro have been busy in the transfer market and have... Read more
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