Newcastle Fans Still Have Deep Mistrust Of Owner Mike Ashley

Even though there seemed to be some positive news on Mike Ashley supporting Rafa Benitez in the transfer market in the Shields Gazette this morning, there are a lot of Newcastle fans out there just not buying it.

They still see Ashley and Charnley trying to do good deals for every single transaction (transfer) and that’s exactly why we are struggling to sign players – we are busy penny-pinching again.

In fact to support that notion there’s news from Spain that Eibar are surprised Newcastle are still quarreling over small things as to how they will pay for Florian Lejeune’s release clause 0f £8.7M – and that’s one reason this specific transfer has dragged on for over two weeks.

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley

As was have said many times before, there’s nothing wrong with trying to get good deals, but you don’t want to overdo it and hold up every deal trying to save a buck here or a buck there.

There  are still lots of fans who thinks that’s just exactly why we are not able to close any deals this summer and you can see that by looking at the tweets coming in this morning from fans.

One final thing on finances – the transfer market does not open officially for business until July 1st, when the new financial year begins, so it’s not even possible for Newcastle to complete a transfer deal this month.

You can agree deals but not sign them until July 1st – see following tweet.


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