Poll Results: Newcastle United fans vote for Benitez’s top three signings of the summer

The Premier League season is eight games in, and unfortunately for Newcastle United it has been a miserable start to the campaign.

The North-East outfit are one of three clubs not to have won a single game, and it was heartbreak last weekend when Rafael Benitez’s side squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Manchester United.

In the summer, the manager experienced the same frustration from the previous year as he was in the dark over transfer funds.

In the end, Benitez recruited six new faces, who were a mixture of loan signings and permanent acquisitions.

Even though the club are yet to win a top-flight match this season, the fans have been happy with some of the club’s new additions.

In a poll we conducted, we asked supporters who they believe was Newcastle best signing of the summer, and now that the results are in, we have compiled a list of the top three…

3. Fabian Schar

The Magpies were not hugely short on defenders, but after Florian Lejeune suffered an injury, the position alongside Jamaal Lascelles was up for grabs.

Schar joined from Deportivo La Coruna for just under £4m, but had to wait to get his chance in the first team.

After the first two league matches, Schar featured against Chelsea in what ended up to be a 2-1 defeat.

The defender started the following game, which was an EFL Cup exit to Nottingham Forest, but since then he has not featured on the pitch as he tries to adapt to English football.

2. Salomon Rondon

Losing Dwight Gayle meant that the Magpies needed to recruit someone who could help with the goal effort.

Rondon was the man Benitez secured, but only on a loan deal from West Bromwich Albion.

It has been a slow start for the Venezuelan as he has featured in just four of the club’s Premier League matches.

Unfortunately for the attacker, his figures have not been ideal as he has recorded just one goal and one assist in five outings in all competitions.

It looks as though he will have to fight his way back into the team, but the forward does present another option for Benitez.

1. Federico Fernandez

The 29-year-old was recruited along with Schar to bolster the backline, and even though the club have been on the wrong end of results, he has looked comfortable in the defence.

Fernandez has regularly partnered Lascelles this season and has started five of Newcastle’s eight league matches.

The Argentine has kept just one clean sheet, which was a goalless draw with Crystal Palace.

However, during Lejeune’s injury absence, Fernandez has been an experienced figure at the back for the Magpies.

View the results in full below