Rafa Benitez has responded to the rumors linking Jamaal Lascelles to both Liverpool and Chelsea next month but Rafa has brushed those rumors aside as he says he has talked to Jamaal and the people around him and he’s happy at Newcastle.
Rafa then goes on to say that with the possibilities of the future at Newcastle why would anybody want to leave?
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager – why would anybody want to leave?
This is how Rafa responded when asked to comment on the Lascelles links:
“I saw the links, but I have been talking with Jamaal and with more people around him.”
“He’s happy, he’s OK – we think that he’s a good player for us so I don’t see any big change in January around him, or anyone really.”
“The players that are playing a lot of games, with the team at the top and the possibilities of the future, I don’t see anyone who would like to go.”
“I could see maybe someone coming, but still our position is the same: Still we are happy with the squad at the moment.”
“The players are fine and they are enjoying their football, so I don’t see a big problem now.”
Newcastle are in good shape financially and certainly don’t have to sell next month or in the summer for that matter.
Although Rafa will likely have another clear-out of players this summer as he further improves the quality of the squad.
Rafa doesn’t expect any players to leave next month or want to leave next month and hopefully we can add to the squad with two or three good players coming in.
What do you think?