Report: Newcastle want to add balance in summer transfer window

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference

Rafa Benitez is expected to have a busy first transfer window in charge of Newcastle.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conferenceNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference

Newcastle United's transfer window will be focused on adding balance to the squad are looking to add more balance to their squad,  according to the Chronicle.

The Magpies are expected to be busy in this transfer window as Rafa Benitez looks to solve the problems he has inherited.

Adding a proven goalscorer is thought to be among his priorities after that area of the team struggled in the Premier League last season.

Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring the second goal for NewcastleAleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring the second goal for Newcastle

The defence will also be an area he targets signings in given that how they have failed to strengthen there for a number of years.

However, according to the Chronicle, the key world currently being discussed in the United boardroom is the word ‘balance’.

That could mean a number of things, but it is likely that is signifies Rafa Benitez’s desire to add more British talent to his squad this summer.

Newcastle manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez

The club have focused on signing players from European leagues over recent years, especially France, but that has offered mixed results.

It is felt they need more homegrown players to help them compete in the Championship, with a core of British talent having helped them secure instant promotion the last time they found themselves in the division.

Newcastle manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez

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