There’s some interesting news being reported in the Chronicle this afternoon with the transfer business said to be well on its way and we expect Newcastle’s main transfer targets will have already been identified.
But everything will be in limbo on that front until we know for certain which division we will be playing in next season.
It’s not as certain as it was after we had beaten both Brighton and Huddersfield in successive games.
But then we surprisingly lost five points in the next two games and both the Terriers and the Seagulls made up that number of points on us – all in a short five days.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle United manager
It will be a very exciting place to be at Newcastle this summer, if only we can make it back to the Premier League with Rafa Benitez and a rejuvenated Newcastle United likely to be an attractive club for many good players.
That’s the hope in any case.
And Rafa will know who the good players are in the Championship and we wouldn’t be too surprised to see a few of them as part of our summer transfer targets – Tom Cairney being a good example of one of them..
There is also news there are a number of companies interested in being the shirt sponsors for the club next season with one being from the far east.
In fact there seems to be a lot of interest in Newcastle from the far east and the Chronicle are reporting today that a Newcastle delegation may visit East Asia to discuss some commercial ventures with the club.
The commercial revenue has long been low at Newcastle compared with the really big clubs in England and it’s an area where the club could make substantial extra revenue – with Rafa Benitez in charge and the club back in the Premier League.
That extra revenue (yes – it’s all about money these days) will help us compete with the biggest clubs, as Rafa continues his efforts to build Newcastle into a top European side again.
But it’s still got to be first things first.
We need to get that promotion nailed down and the sooner we can do that the sooner we can start going after some top new players for next season.
A win at Birmingham City on Saturday will be a good start to the rest of the season.
Howay The Lads!!