Rafa Benitez promised more signings and he has delivered numbers 10 and 11 on Sunday.

This morning saw Daryl Murphy confirmed as a United player, the 33 year old hardened Championship striker giving back up to Mitrovic and Gayle.

Sunday evening has given Newcastle fans the signing of Achraf Lazaar, the 24 year old Moroccan left-back arriving from Palermo.

Rafa Benitez saying ‘…with great satisfaction that we have just joined two new footballers to our exciting project’.

With Cheick Tiote travelling to Turkey today in order to potentially sign for Galatasaray, he would make it 16 players going out and 11 coming in…so far.

Rafa Benitez message via his own personal website:

‘I can finally announce with great satisfaction that we have just joined two new footballers to our exciting project.

A man for the forward line, with an international career with his national team, and another reinforce to the defensive line who comes to us from Italy.

Daryl Murphy is an experience Republic of Ireland centre forward, playing recently in the Euros and a proved goal scored in the Championship.

He will give to us this experience and competition up front that only can be good to improve the level of every striker.

Achraf Lazaar is a left full back from Marocco, that has grow in Italy playing, among others, in the Serie A team, Palermo.

He has a good left foot and can play also as a winger. He is just 24 years old but he has good experience at international level.’