Until the Rafa Benitez deal actually goes through, Newcastle fans will continue to be anxious and nervous, since it’s our only hope for the future.
But there is news in the Northern Echo today the main reason the contract is taking so long – no Lee Charnley isn’t dithering again – it’s that the agreements have to go through Rafa’s lawyers, who are based in Spain.
Rafa Benitez – deal is happening
But Craig Hope of the Mail offers some hope to Newcastle fans today.
For those asking for an update on NUFC & Benitez… don’t worry, it’s happening.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) May 24, 2016
Surely the deal will be announced before this Friday?
It also appears that Rafa has been working through which players to keep and which to move out – and there was news last night that Kevin Mbabu will be offered a two year deal.
We could soon know which players will be released – once Rafa is announced.
There was also news yesterday that Rafa has been talking to a number of Championship managers to get an idea of what things are like in the Championship.