Rafa Benitez admits he's not happy with summer business so far


The forward, who can be deployed as winger and midfielder, feels that he has not had a fair chance to impress Zinedine Zidane during Madrid's pre-season, and as a result could try to jump ship. I do try my best.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has been told that the club must offload some players before the transfer window closes if he wants to make more recruits, according to The Shields Gazette. "I am not happy with what we did, but at the same time for me it's a challenge".

"The story is, as I said before, we missed our targets".

"Now we are going a little bit late the market is insane and it is not just a question of money because sometimes the money is there but the player is not available". The Spaniard is not happy about the efforts that the powers above are making to improve his squad. Despite this they're the best equipped side out of the promoted three to survive in the Premier League and are as big as 9/2 to be relegated this year.

"It's very hard for me because my Chinese is not good enough", the Toon boss added. "I am trying to do my best now, it has to be something that you can control but at the moment I am fully commitment to do the best I can now".

After winning the Sky Bet Championship last season, the Newcastle manager was promised "every last penny the club generates" by Mike Ashley, the club's owner.

"I like the player because I have good friends in A Coruña", Benitez was quoted as saying by the Chronicle after the 2-0 win over Hellas Verona.

Perez was one of the key players in La Liga in the 2015-16 campaign, scoring 17 goals and setting up eight more in 35 starts for Deportivo, but he has not played for Spain yet. "All that is missing is something between them [Porto and Lopez]".

"I know that he did really well".