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HITC Sport
Benitez should bin Newcastle 26-year-old and land PL speed machine, available on loanNewcastle are likely to be busy in the January transfer window. Rafa Benitez w
HITC Sport / Posted 5 hours ago
Newcastle are likely to be busy in the January transfer window. Rafa Benitez will have already drawn up a shortlist of players he needs at Newcastle United, regardless of whether owner Mike Ashley eventually sells the club before the January... Read more
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HITC Sport
'Imperative' - Given delivers verdict on Newcastle takeover, wants budget north of £20mNewcastle United legend Shay Given has exclusively told The Mag that Rafa Benit
HITC Sport / Posted 5 hours ago
Newcastle United legend Shay Given has exclusively told The Mag that Rafa Benitez must be given more money to spend than just £20million on a player, and has urged a takeover to be completed before January. The Daily Mirror claims current owner Mike... Read more
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chroniclelive
'Why a new NUFC owner needs a proper plan'have been completed a lot earlier than it seems like it is going to happen, whi
chroniclelive / Posted 5 hours ago
have been completed a lot earlier than it seems like it is going to happen, which would enable a very good manager in Rafa Benitez to strengthen the team where we need strengthening.Read More “I think we will get some players and that the... Read more
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chroniclelive
'Mike Ashley MUST act': How the nationals are reporting NUFC 'crisis'to broker in time for a January – and that means Ashley has to step up. In the
chroniclelive / Posted 5 hours ago
to broker in time for a January – and that means Ashley has to step up. In the Daily Mail, Craig Hope makes a case for Rafa Benitez as he predicts a battle against relegation. “And that is how it will be for his side between now and the end of... Read more
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chroniclelive
How Mike Ashley has been shocked into spending in January before at NUFCto navigate between now and New Year’s Day, but then the Magpies face a potenti
chroniclelive / Posted 7 hours ago
to navigate between now and New Year’s Day, but then the Magpies face a potentially-critical January transfer window. Rafa Benitez was left angered following United’s failure to strengthen sufficiently during the summer window, and predicted... Read more
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International Business Times
Valencia targeting Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro amid Everton and Newcastle United 'attention' stated last week that a new striker is his number one priority for the January
International Business Times / Posted 8 hours ago
stated last week that a new striker is his number one priority for the January transfer window, while Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is desperate for quality reinforcements in the winter as he bids to keep the Magpies in the top-flight. It... Read more
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Daily Mail
Daniel Sturridge considers move abroad as he struggles for game timegoalkeeper is surplus to requirements as Madrid look to bring in Kepa from Athl
Daily Mail / Posted 8 hours ago
goalkeeper is surplus to requirements as Madrid look to bring in Kepa from Athletic Bilbao next month and was a target for Rafa Benitez last summer. The 31-year-old was signed from Espanyol in 2015 for £4.2million but the European champions will... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Rafa's Wish Listin the forum now? Whilst Newcastle continue to experience their mini-slump, it
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 10 hours ago
in the forum now? Whilst Newcastle continue to experience their mini-slump, it's worth remembering a thing or two although Rafa Benitez has been quick to remind people recently. One thing being that no matter what happens, the support has to stick... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Few complaints for Jurgen Klopp as Champions League draw gives Liverpool a tie against Portotheir four previous meetings with Porto. Gerard Houllier’s side knocked them ou
Liverpool Echo / Posted 11 hours ago
their four previous meetings with Porto. Gerard Houllier’s side knocked them out en route to winning the UEFA Cup in 2001. Rafa Benitez then got the better of them in the Champions League group stage in 2007. The Estadio do Dragao will be rocking... Read more
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HITC Sport
Newcastle need takeover if they are to sign £20m Manchester United starUnited, arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match against Leices
HITC Sport / Posted 12 hours ago
United, arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match against Leicester City. The Mirror reports that manager Rafa Benitez wants around £20m to spend in January to improve four different positions - one of which is a left-sided... Read more
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Futn Soccer
Benitez dismisses claims made by Alan ShearerNewcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has dismissed comments made by Alan Shear
Futn Soccer / Posted 12 hours ago
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has dismissed comments made by Alan Shearer and said that his club should not worry about takeover talk after continuing their current poor run of form by slumping to a 3-2 defeat against Leicester City on... Read more
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Empire Of The Kop
‘Number 6 is coming…’ LFC fans react to brilliant Champions League drawbut fans are pleased we have a seemingly good chance to progress into the quart
Empire Of The Kop / Posted 12 hours ago
but fans are pleased we have a seemingly good chance to progress into the quarterfinals for the first time since the Rafa Benitez era. Having stormed the group, winning two matches 7-0, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have proved we can do great things... Read more
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nufcblog
» Newcastle Continue Extremely Worrying Slump – Rafa On What Needs To HappenJust when we thought the terrible past was behind and we had done so well last
nufcblog / Posted 16 hours ago
Just when we thought the terrible past was behind and we had done so well last season under Rafa Benitez to come straight back to the Premier League, things have started to fall apart a little. We have only one win in the last 11 games and one point... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Man City's dream weekend; Klopp angerto catch an unmarked Shinji Okazaki. But why wasn't anyone on the forward in th
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 16 hours ago
to catch an unmarked Shinji Okazaki. But why wasn't anyone on the forward in the first place? It must be infuriating for Rafa Benitez, who did at least have the grace not to hide behind ownership issues after the game. Newcastle really have to... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Shearer Speaks About Potential NUFC Takeoverstraight after the game, Shearer let his feelings known to Ashley with this: T
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 23 hours ago
straight after the game, Shearer let his feelings known to Ashley with this: They have a world class manager in Rafa Benitez. I hope he`s given the tools to be able to show that. I spoke to him before the season started and he was... Read more
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soccersouls
Who Is The Scottish Wonder Kid Attracting Attention From Newcastle And Crystal Palace? Everything You Need To KnowHendry does seem like a worthy target to consider. Also, since he is very young
soccersouls / Posted yesterday
Hendry does seem like a worthy target to consider. Also, since he is very young, he can be moulded by either Roy Hodgson or Rafa Benitez to improve and develop further.Hendry’s Future With both clubs interested, it will be interesting to see which... Read more
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HITC Sport
Is £8.7m Newcastle man playing for his future? of attack. Lejeune arrived with a good reputation (for a reported £8.7million
HITC Sport / Posted yesterday
of attack. Lejeune arrived with a good reputation (for a reported £8.7million according to the BBC) and Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez was patient in his pursuit of the 26-year-old. Yet one wonders if the defender is already fighting for his... Read more
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HITC Sport
Benitez wants £4m January signing but Magpies star may not like itbeen one of Newcastle's rare bright spots in a poor run of form that shows no s
HITC Sport / Posted yesterday
been one of Newcastle's rare bright spots in a poor run of form that shows no signs of ending. As a result, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez needs to make some smart signings in January, yet one wonders if a move for another raw winger is the right... Read more
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chroniclelive
Why NUFC must forget about January and takeovers for nowwho, N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater aside, won the Premier League just 18 mo
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
who, N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater aside, won the Premier League just 18 months ago and has been strengthened since.Rafa Benitez (Image: Newcastle United) But the difference in quality on the pitch was stark. Remove the opening 20-minute... Read more
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chroniclelive
Joselu watch: How Spaniard is bringing best out of Gaylethough he was never going to take the Premier League by storm and will never be
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
though he was never going to take the Premier League by storm and will never be prolific, his all-round game is valued by Rafa Benitez. For the first time since arguably the West Ham United victory back in August, we saw precisely what that was... Read more
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Futn Soccer
Newcastle United reportedly looking to sign Basel starNewcastle’s inability to convert chances into goals which in turn puts extra pr
Futn Soccer / Posted yesterday
Newcastle’s inability to convert chances into goals which in turn puts extra pressure to the defense. As a result, manager Rafa Benitez has decided to reinforce the Magpies’ attack with new signings and it looks like the Spaniard has identified an... Read more
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nufcblog
» Huge Management Challenge For Rafa – Needs Everybody To Stick Togetherif he gets money to spend at that time. If he doesn’t Rafa will need to sell p
nufcblog / Posted yesterday
if he gets money to spend at that time. If he doesn’t Rafa will need to sell players so he can get new players coming in. Rafa Benitez – must save Newcastle But whatever happens, the fans and players all have to stick together and try to help... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Staveley faces competition for Newcastle buyoutdoes not finalise any agreement in the next fortnight he will have to dig deep
tribalfootball.com / Posted yesterday
does not finalise any agreement in the next fortnight he will have to dig deep himself if he wants to help fund manager Rafa Benitez in next month's market. And that scenario is looking increasingly probable. He first has to sign heads of... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Man Utd preparing £95m bid for Serie A star; La Liga giants want Llorison Friday (Sun on Sunday) Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom has agreed terms on
TEAMTalk / Posted yesterday
on Friday (Sun on Sunday) Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom has agreed terms on a new deal (Sun on Sunday) Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez will call on Liverpool for a January boost to his attacking options, looking to loan in either Danny Ings,... Read more
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chroniclelive
Is this the end for Mike Ashley at NUFC? It's starting to feel like itdeem a drop in the ocean for transfers just because they wanted sparkling balan
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
deem a drop in the ocean for transfers just because they wanted sparkling balance sheets. Even with a top class manager in Rafa Benitez they were going to be up against it this season but they ignored his plea to sign an experienced keeper,... Read more
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chroniclelive
Rafa Benitez responds to Alan Shearer 'sell the club' TweetNewcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has insisted that his side must stay focu
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has insisted that his side must stay focused on events on the field amidst disruptive takeover talks between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley. After the game Shearer posted a message which read: “Sell our club Mr... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Reactions - Newcastle v Leicester (9/12/17)to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Neil Swarbrick blew t
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 2 days ago
to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Neil Swarbrick blew the final whistle, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez explained. 'It was another mistake (third goal). We have to learn and have more experience and manage it... Read more
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give me sport
Alan Shearer's tweet after Leicester defeat sums up the feelings of all Newcastle fansthat they may be seeing that division a lot sooner than expected. Mike Ashley,
give me sport / Posted 2 days ago
that they may be seeing that division a lot sooner than expected. Mike Ashley, as always, is the one taking the blame; Rafa Benitez made no secret of his desire to strengthen in the summer but found no money available. Recent weeks has seen... Read more
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nufcblog
» Too Many Mistakes Cost Newcastle Once Again In 3-2 Loss To Leicester Citywent ahead 15 minutes into the second half when a shot from Gray was deflected
nufcblog / Posted 2 days ago
went ahead 15 minutes into the second half when a shot from Gray was deflected and ended up in the back of the net. Rafa Benitez then sent on subs Christian Atsu and Ayoze Perez, and Newcastle were level after 73 minutes after Leicester had... Read more
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chroniclelive
NUFC must learn games last for 90 mins, not just 15 - 5 things we learnedback pages from down the years on huge banners, while Leazes Flags also made a
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
back pages from down the years on huge banners, while Leazes Flags also made a spectacular debut with banners featuring Rafa Benitez and Sir Bobby Robson, then the entire stadium was one huge black-and-white shirt as fans waved the flags placed... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Boss Benitez worried by Newcastle defensive frailtyShare this Page Rafa Benitez admits Newcastle’s defensive frailties are causin
TEAMTalk / Posted 2 days ago
Share this Page Rafa Benitez admits Newcastle’s defensive frailties are causing him to worry after another defeat. An Ayoze Perez own goal late in the game condemned Newcastle to a 3-2 home defeat to Leicester, and Benitez was noticeably despondent... Read more
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Daily Mail
Newcastle 2-3 Leicester: Ayoze Perez scores late own goalon level terms Leicester take advantage of a catalogue of defensive errors bef
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
on level terms Leicester take advantage of a catalogue of defensive errors before Ayoze Perez scores the crucial own goal Rafa Benitez has warned that this Newcastle team needs January investment or risks being dragged so close to the bottom of... Read more
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chroniclelive
10 pictures showing how Newcastle United's 125th birthday was celebratedSaturday, were the Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art an
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Saturday, were the Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and Newcastle’s Central Station. Toon manager Rafa Benitez and Sir Bobby Robson were among the faces projected onto the Baltic. The building also displayed images of... Read more
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Daily Mail
Newcastle vs Leicester, Premier League LIVE: Follow all the actionpose despite the Magpies' recent poor run of results. After making a solid sta
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
pose despite the Magpies' recent poor run of results. After making a solid start on their return to the Premier League, Rafa Benitez's team head into Saturday's game with Leicester on a six-match winless streak consisting of five defeats - a run... Read more
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chroniclelive
Newcastle fans react to Rafa Benitez's team selectionRafa Benitez has recalled misfiring forward Joselu to his starting XI this even
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Rafa Benitez has recalled misfiring forward Joselu to his starting XI this evening, prompting a mixed reaction from Newcastle fans. The Magpies boss has made three changes to the side who were beaten at Chelsea last weekend as he looks to return to... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Newcastle vs Leicester live score and goal updateslast six matches - a sequence which has seen them slip to 15th in the Premier L
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
last six matches - a sequence which has seen them slip to 15th in the Premier League table prior to Saturday's matches. Rafa Benitez still has the overwhelming support of the Toon faithful, however, having led them back to the top flight last... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Where is the Liverpool team that last lost a Merseyside derby at Anfield now?analysis for BT Sport.Robbie Fowler Fowler left the Reds in 2001 to join Leeds
Liverpool Echo / Posted 2 days ago
analysis for BT Sport.Robbie Fowler Fowler left the Reds in 2001 to join Leeds and had a spell with Manchester City before Rafa Benitez brought him back to Anfield in January 2006. Spells with Blackburn, Cardiff City and North Queensland Fury took... Read more
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chroniclelive
The key moments which shaped NUFC's historythe 2015/16. McClaren was sacked and to the surprise of almost everybody, was
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
the 2015/16. McClaren was sacked and to the surprise of almost everybody, was replaced by Champions League winning manager Rafa Benitez. Benitez couldn’t manage to keep Newcastle up but stayed with the club in the Championship and guided them to... Read more
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Three and in
Match Preview: Real Madrid vs Sevillathe backing of certain players, has also been criticised for his coaching metho
Three and in / Posted 2 days ago
the backing of certain players, has also been criticised for his coaching methods, or lack of them. Coming off the back of Rafa Benitez dissapointing tenure, Zidane was applauded for his warm, “go out and play your own way” approach, which helped... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Benitez reminds Mike Ashley of his Newcastle responsibilitiesBenitez has bemoaned Newcastle United’s mistakes against a “top side” as they l
TEAMTalk / Posted 2 days ago
Benitez has bemoaned Newcastle United’s mistakes against a “top side” as they lost 3-1 to… December 2 2017, 4:11 pm Rafa Benitez still feels bitter over manner of Chelsea exit Rafael Benitez will return to Chelsea on Saturday still... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Klopp's revolution hits second phasenow have a manager who already had form for trying to get under Liverpool's ski
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 2 days ago
now have a manager who already had form for trying to get under Liverpool's skin. There were numerous clashes with Rafa Benitez back in the day including an unpleasant, manufactured spat in which the reviled Sir Alex Ferguson predictably... Read more
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chroniclelive
Rafa Benitez tells Newcastle United's current crop to earn some limelightRafa Benitez wants the current Newcastle United players to emerge as heroes at
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Rafa Benitez wants the current Newcastle United players to emerge as heroes at St James’ Park tonight - despite the fact some big-names are returning to Tyneside to help celebrate the club’s 125th anniversary. A clutch of Kevin Keegan’s Entertainers... Read more
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nufcblog
» Rafa Explains – It’s Simple What Ashley Must Do In Januarya savvy businessman, and he has said that in January Mike Ashley needs to prote
nufcblog / Posted 2 days ago
a savvy businessman, and he has said that in January Mike Ashley needs to protect his investment of £262M in Newcastle. Rafa Benitez – cool and calm as always That’s by investing in new players so we can keep in the Premier League this... Read more
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nufcblog
» Benitez On His Selection Criteria And Why Anybody Can Be DroppedThe Chronicle has interviewed Rafa Benitez about why Jonjo Shelvey has not star
nufcblog / Posted 2 days ago
The Chronicle has interviewed Rafa Benitez about why Jonjo Shelvey has not started the last two games and the manager has given a rather terse response. In the old days if we paid a big fee for a player he would start in every game even if he was... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Newcastle boss Benitez felt sold short over summer market budgetboss Rafa Benitez admits he felt he was sold short during the summer market. B
tribalfootball.com / Posted 2 days ago
boss Rafa Benitez admits he felt he was sold short during the summer market. Benitez thought he had a transfer budget of £70m in the summer but just £40m was spent on players. "We had a meeting in May, and I'm expecting the money we weren't... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Benitez warns Ashley: Newcastle must buy in January to protect takeoverboss Rafa Benitez has warned club owner Mike Ashley he must spend in January to
tribalfootball.com / Posted 2 days ago
boss Rafa Benitez has warned club owner Mike Ashley he must spend in January to protect his takeover plans. Ashley and financier Amanda Staveley met for the first time in London this week to discuss her bid to buy the club. "At any football club in... Read more
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chroniclelive
Rafa explains why Shelvey was dropped for NUFC's last 2 gamesRafa Benitez insists Jonjo Shelvey remains an “important player” for Newcastle
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Rafa Benitez insists Jonjo Shelvey remains an “important player” for Newcastle United - but stresses the midfielder is no different to anyone else in the Magpies squad and must continue to compete for a starting place. Shelvey was dropped to the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley snapped after Newcastle takeover talkshappy with proceedings RELATED ARTICLES Newcastle owner Mike Ashley holds tak
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
happy with proceedings RELATED ARTICLES Newcastle owner Mike Ashley holds takeover talks with Amanda...Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez expects to be allowed to splash...Newcastle United vs Leicester City: Team news, kick-off...Premier League team... Read more
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HITC Sport
'A tough season' - Ex-Newcastle striker on survival hopes, wants this January signingrun of form that has seen them pick up one point from a possible 18 with five l
HITC Sport / Posted 3 days ago
run of form that has seen them pick up one point from a possible 18 with five losses coming in their last six games. Rafa Benitez has seen his side score just four goals in that time and they will be looking to Saturday's clash as a winnable... Read more
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HITC Sport
Newcastle should throw £35k-a-week flop into reported race for out-of-contract EFL starLeague during his short career, already making a huge 144 appearances for Brist
HITC Sport / Posted 3 days ago
League during his short career, already making a huge 144 appearances for Bristol City, Preston North End and Barnsley. Rafa Benitez is likely to be busy in the January transfer window and a central midfielder should be high on his wishlist,... Read more
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