Premier League preview 2018/19 - Newcastle: Benitez's biggest test yet on Tyneside

Premier League preview 2018/19 - Newcastle: Benitez's biggest test yet on Tyneside

Premier League preview 2018/19 - Newcastle: Benitez's biggest test yet on Tyneside

Pressed as to whether he was referring to recruitment at a club showing a profit on summer dealing he replied: "Everything - I'm really anxious".

Newcastle have completed the signing of West Brom striker Salomon Rondon on a season-long loan deal, with Dwight Gayle moving in the other direction as part of the agreement.

Rondon made 39 appearances in all competitions for West Brom last season.

The 28-year-old arrives having a fantastic record of Championship goalscoring in recent times when he hit 23 in 32 appearances to inspire Newcastle United's promotion charge in 2016/17.

Newcastle United have finally announced another new signing as they have snapped up Japanese global Yoshinori Muto from Bundesliga side Mainz.

He said: "The manager attracted me".

With the club's opening Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur less than a week away, the decision on the players' behalf not to speak to the media will come under widespread scrutiny if they uphold their stance.

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Obviously they haven't spent any money, but Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Salomón Rondón from West Bromwich Albion.

"The Baggies fans will forever be in my heart", he said.

But former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys has no such sympathy for Benitez as he took to Twitter to criticise the Newcastle manager for airing his worries.

But Benitez clearly feels more must be done, adding: "I am not happy we are looking to just survive every year".

"If you are asking me if it is ideal, I would say no, because the way that I like to work is doing things early".

"I'm honoured to be a player for such a big club", Muto, the first Japanese player to join Newcastle, said.

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