Newcastle first teamer makes exciting prediction about the club's remaining transfer business
By Abigail Withey
Newcastle United keeper Rob Elliot believes that there will be a number of players coming “in and out” of the club before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
Magpies boss Rafa Benitez has vented his frustrations about the lack of signings throughout the summer months despite managing to secure five permanent additions including Jacob Murphy, Florian Lejeune, Christian Atsu, Joselu and Javier Manquillo.
However, the 31-year-old keeper thinks that there will be some new faces in the changing room over the next week and believes that any extra players will help with their Premier League campaign.
“There is a bit of excitement and there is probably going to be some movement in and out,” Elliot told the Chronicle.
“What is good is that we have shown we are good enough despite the questions that have come our way towards the squad.
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“Anybody who can come in and help would also be great, then we can get settled and the other lads can move on.”
Elliot has been at St. James’ Park since 2011 when he made the move from Charlton and has gone on to make 55 appearances across all competitions where he managed to keep a total of 15 clean sheets.
So far this season, the Irish keeper has emerged as Rafa Benitez’ first-choice keeper and has featured in all of the club’s Premier League matches so far.
However, for the Magpies’ Carabao Cup clash against Nottingham Forest the Newcastle boss opted for Karl Darlow.
Benitez looks to have made finding a goalkeeper his focus for the remaining days of the transfer window as he seeks to offload Tim Krul.
The manager missed out on experience Premier League keeper Willy Caballero from Manchester City earlier in the window after he joined Chelsea.
In other Newcastle news, fans have reacted on Twitter after the club announced that an attacker had secured a deal.