Benitez set to land former Napoli star as Newcastle agree fee

first_img 2 2 Federico Fernandez has been capped 32 times for Argentina Benitez guided Newcastle to a tenth-placed finish in the Premier League last season Now he looks to have got his man, with an offer in excess of £6million understood to have been accepted by the Swans.Subject to a successful medical, the Argentina international will become Benitez’s seventh summer recruit, following on from the signings of Salomon Rondon, Martin Dubravka, Kenedy, Yoshinori Muto, Fabian Schar and Ki Sung-yeung.The deal should go some way to easing Benitez’s frustrations.The Spaniard has been unhappy with the business done by the Newcastle board this summer and admitted last week he was ‘really worried’ ahead of the new season. Newcastle United are set to sign Federico Fernandez ahead of Thursday’s 5pm deadline.Magpies boss Rafa Benitez has had the Swansea City defender on his radar all summer, having worked with him at Napoli. Swansea, meanwhile, are also set to offload Sam Clucas and Jordan Ayew.Clucas’ proposed £8million move to Burnley fell through earlier this week after he failed to agree personal terms but Stoke are keen to get a deal for the midfielder done.Ayew, meanwhile, is heading to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.last_img

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