More Transfer Funds For Rafa Benitez

One of the things Rafa Benitez agreed with Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley before committing to Newcastle for the next three years was having decent transfer funds available for this summer and for next January to ensure the Spanish manager can build a good enough squad to get us promoted back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

Rafa will have been given a cash amount – maybe £20M(?) – plus the transfer funds of any players sold this summer.

One of those that are definite is the transfer of Remy Cabella to Marseille after being on loan there for all of last season.

smiling Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager

Marseille newspaper La Provence reported  last week the deal was done and dusted for £7.3M and so that money goes into Rafa’s transfer funds for this summer.

Since the new financial year beings on July 1st that’s the day the deal will be formally completed, but everything has been agreed with the French club.

It looks like we may have got almost all our money back on Cabella although exactly how much Newcastle paid for the winger has never  been officially disclosed.

It’s been reported in the Chronicle today that Rafa turned down the chance to take a look at Cabella in pre-season and since Florian Thauvin is very much like Cabella in stature and playing style, it seems Rafa has already decided he doesn’t need  Florian at Newcastle.

It’s a pity we cannot get a straight cash deal done for Thauvin this summer and it looks like he will go on loan at Marseille or some other club,  if the south of France club cannot afford to pay Florian’s wages in full.

Now we are looking forward to some good players arriving on Tyneside – the first one hopefully before next Tuesday when the players report back for pre-season training.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • pedz88

    Jun 20, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Nice little title winning squad ..thoughts?

    Arbeloa Mbemba Lascelles Janmaat
    Oxford Shelvey
    Townsend Loftus-Cheek Moses


  • scout

    Jun 20, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Colback makes the 11 all day long. He wont make that many changes

  • giimps

    Jun 20, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #3

    For any of our overseas fans, here are the broadcasters showing championship games next season

    Territory Licensee/Broadcaster Rights

    Balkans Sportklub EFL
    Balkans Arena EFL Cup
    Bulgaria Nova Sport EFL and EFL Cup
    Czech Republic & Slovakia Nova Sport EFL Cup
    Denmark SBS EFL Cup
    Eurasia Setanta EFL Cup
    France BeIN Sports EFL and EFL Cup
    Germany, Austria & Switzerland Sport Digital EFL and EFL Cup
    Hungary & Romania Digi Sport EFL
    Iceland 365 Media EFL and EFL Cup
    Israel Charlton EFL and EFL Cup
    Italy Gazetta TV Championship and EFL Cup
    Netherlands Sport 1 EFL and EFL Cup
    Norway TV2 Norway EFL and EFL Cup
    Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Viasat EFL and EFL Cup
    Portugal Sport TV EFL Cup
    Middle East

    Pan Middle East & North Africa* BeIN Sports EFL and EFL Cup

    Sub Sharan Africa** Fox Sports/Setanta EFL
    Sub Sharan Africa** Supersport EFL and EFL Cup

    Indian Sub Continent Ten Sports EFL and EFL Cup
    Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines BeIN Sports EFL and EFL Cup
    Vietnam SCTV EFL and EFL Cup
    China LETV EFL and EFL Cup
    Singapore Eleven Sports EFL and EFL Cup
    Malaysia Eleven Sports EFL and EFL Cup
    Myanmar SkyNet EFL and EFL Cup
    Americas & Oceania

    USA & Canada BeIN Sports EFL and EFL Cup
    Central America Sky Mexico EFL and EFL Cup
    Carribbean***, South America**** ESPN EFL and EFL Cup
    Australia BeIN Sports EFL and EFL Cup


  • croftus5678

    Jun 20, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #4

    i’s about subtle changes to take advantage of our good players allready at the club.

    townsend and rolando are sorted imo.
    sissoko and wijnaldum i’d bet on going.
    shelvey is where most of our creativity through the centre will be coming from imo so he needs a colback/tiote besides him.
    cbs theres only 2 imo unless dummett is moved there or maybe mbabu so wee need a cb.
    striker wise though we need pace with strength that can hit the target to make runs and play off mitro……wonder if it’s worth giving river another go with some shooting practice

  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 20, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib…….. Your insistence on pointing out people’s lack of hair coming from the bald eagle himself seems rather strange.

    Your last haircut looks very severe. Did it come from the inside?


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