We’re pretty sure that after we were promoted a week ago yesterday, with that great 4-1 win against Preston North End for our second win in a row and our 28th win of the season, Managing Director Lee Charnley went into overdrive in the transfer window.
Well to be more accurate, Lee tried to but unfortunately the HMRC officials had different ideas and had timed their raids to perfection.
Newcastle fans may well think that was to quell the joy of our many ans around the world and we had to put up with that complete uncertainty for a couple of days until Rafa calmed everybody down in his press conference on Thursday afternoon for the game at Cardiff City on Friday evening.
From top left clockwise – Andros Townsend, Harry Maguire
Tom Cairney and Luca Cardirola
We won that game fairly easily last Friday with two superb goals whatever the strange comments Cardiff manager Neil Warnock made after the game.
Did I ever say you either have the results or the reasons (you don’t have the results)?
We ‘re also convinced that Rafa wants some signings made as soon as possible and of course you can make agreements anytime this year, but with the deals being signed and made official on the first fay of the next Financial year – which is July 1st.
Two days before the lads return to pre-season training.
The news today is that we seem to be after 26 year-old Italian center-back Luca Cardirola who plays for Werder Bremen in Germany and he is free agent at the end of June.
The Chronicle is also reporting we want to sign Hull center-back Harry Maguire for about £12M, which has been a rumor for a good number of weeks now.
Rafa also wants to bring back Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace and pay the release clause of £13M in his contract just as soon as possible.
But that may have to wait a short while since Palace will want to concentrate on getting those few points needed to avoid relegation – they are almost there.
The other player we want to sign as quickly as possible is 26 year-old Fulham play-maker Tom Cairney, but Fulham will be in the playoffs so Newcastle may have to wait to see if Slavisa Jokanovic’s side are promoted.
Whatever happens we think Rafa will move for the Scottish International midfielder whether Fulham are promoted or not.
Rafa will be keen to send a message to Newcastle fans and to potential new signings that Newcastle now mean business and we are building a team this summer that will be the basis of a side that can eventually become a powerhouse in Europe the (near) future.
We’re almost sure of that because Rafa want to do that – the only unknown is Mike Ashley but as we’ve said before we think Mike will back Rafa full-bore this summer.
That means Mike Ashley will back Mr. Benitez financially.
If all that is true this summer transfer window for Newcastle fans could be the most exciting for a long, long time.
Hope that’s true!
What do you think?