COMMENT by Russell Edge

It is fair to say that Newcastle United’s summer transfer dealings did not go according to plan but they seem to have worked out in the end.

The frustrations of boss Rafael Benitez were well documented throughout the transfer window, as he missed out on a number of top targets to other sides.


Even when he did get his man, transfer negotiations were drawn out, leaving fans worried about the state of the club following their return to the top flight.

In the end, Benitez saw six senior signings through the door at St James’ Park, and they have all gone on to appear at one stage or another this season.

The new men have even played their part in helping the Magpies reach fourth place in the Premier League, with three wins in succession.

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So just how have the new boys performed in black and white?

Here, Football Insider rates the summer signings’ performances, including a man who has already won the hearts of the Toon Army, and another yet to live up to expectation.

Click ‘2’ below to see how we rated Newcastle’s summer signings so far