Rafa Ready To Swing The Axe

Last updated : 14 May 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Rafa Benitez signed 12 players and offloaded 21 last summer as he prepared Newcastle for the Championship.

But he admits there will be significant changes to his squad during this off-season too in order to prepare the Magpies for the Premier League.

“Yeah, we need to change things because the Championship is very demanding, but it’s another type of competition,” Benitez replied when asked if he needed to overhaul the squad this summer.

“The Premier League now is so difficult, with so many players that you have to improve the squad if you want to compete.”