Benitez admits the trio all wanted to be back in England's premier division and he had to respect their wishes so he could put together a squad determined to give their all for the club.
"Gini, Moussa and Daryl also wanted to play in the top division," the Spaniard told the club's official website.
"They are talented players but our objective is very clear and we needed every single player, like the staff and the fans, pushing in the same direction."
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