Rafa Benitez has insisted he wants to spend time on the pitch with the two new signings to make them acquainted with the squad
Newcastle broke their transfer record for Miguel Almiron to acquire his service from Atalanta United while attacking left back Antonio Barreca arrived on loan from AS Monaco.
Almiron wasn’t in the squad in the 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur as he was yet to receive his work permit to participate in the Premier League. Barreca had a brief appearance in that match but is expected to be in the starting lineup when the Magpies visit the Wolves.
The pile of fixtures didn’t do much help in their Premier League survival as the Tyneside club are just two points adrift of the drop zone. Benitez would be hoping the new signings would be able to make an instant impact.
“For sure, it will be good for the new players to have time with us on the training ground
“I think time is important so that players can train together, understand each other, and build relationships.
“So I think it will be a good opportunity for us to explain to the new players what we are expecting from them.
“But, also, it gives the new players the chance to adapt to the team as well, and also our players time to adapt to them.”