Rafa Benitez reveals his unhappiness at Newcastle's transfer efforts

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Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has revealed he is unhappy with the transfer business conducted by the club upon their return to the Premier League.

The Magpies have added five players including Jacob Murphy, Florent Lejeune Javier Manquillo and Christian Atsu.

Newcastle would undoubtably still value the Spaniard's experience in both La Liga as well as his limited time in the Premier League as the club step back up to the top flight following promotion from the Championship last season. I think we will try to do our best.

"I'm working very hard with the people in the club to try to improve what we have at the moment". For the players it must be the same.

He said: "We are trying to move players out to bring players in. It's not what you want, it's what you need".

Perez's boyhood club remain the frontrunners to sign their former boy wonder but the player's agent is frustrated that Arsenal want more than the current offer on the table.

'Sometimes it is not about you want, it is about what you need and what you can afford now'.

You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign. Everything is a little more hard.

"We will continue to fight because the truth is that Perez is looking forward to joining us".

There's no big advance right now to scare Deportivo, so they're getting confident again, and won't rule out Lucas Perez arriving.

After an interesting press conference after Newcastle beat Hellas Verona 2-0 on Sunday afternoon, Benitez is clearly becoming more and more open with the media when it comes to his feelings about this summer.