Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has drawn a veil over yet another frustrating transfer window as he turns his attention to Saturday’s Premier League opener against Tottenham.
Asked if the club’s limited transfer spending would mean another fight against relegation, Benitez said: “Even doing everything, whatever you want to do, right or not, we have to fight. The Premier League is so competitive, you have to fight and it will be difficult.
“But the main thing for me – and you have to realise that this is what I have to do – is to be sure I bring the best from our players. The way to do that is to focus on football.
“We have finished the transfer window, now is the time to think about Tottenham, which is a very difficult game.”