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Benitez understands fans’ frustration on lack of signings

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says he understands the fans’ frustration with lack of transfer activities after they wrote an open letter to the club owner.

Even though he refused to comment on the club’s transfer activities in the January window, Benitez understood the supporters position and how they feel.

The Newcastle United fans group wrote an open letter to Mike Ashley on Thursday demanding signings in the transfer window.

With sales talks ongoing in the background, the club has slipped to 15th place in the league table and the fans are wary of a relegation battle and have called for reinforcements.

Benitez told Sky Sports: “The communications department is really good so they have passed me the information.

“The fans are saying that they want to compete, they want to stay in the Premier League.

“The fans have been fantastic all season. They have the ambition to do something good for this club. I can understand what they think.

“At the same time, my position is that I will not talk about the transfer window because I have to concentrate on just coaching the team.”