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.
People need to remember that Ashley likes to balance the books. So he will want signings to wait till July and the next financial year #nufc
— M H-J (@Hope541) June 26, 2017
I honestly don’t think Mike Ashley is the problem or he wouldn’t have got rid of Carr! Charnley needs to start pushing through deals!#nufc
— Jack Winnard (@JackWinnard) June 27, 2017
— Ryan Connor (@ryancon1989) June 26, 2017
#NUFC Why can’t we pay £8.7m ?
This is exactly like January.
Is this takeover nearer than we think & Ashley doesn’t want to buy anyone ?
— Sladey (@SladeyNufc) June 26, 2017
— NUFC Live Updates (@NewcastleUtd247) June 26, 2017
— Sam (@SamRobsonn) June 26, 2017
— Lawrence Prestidge (@LPrestidge7) June 26, 2017
Prediction. Rafa will not be our manager by the start of the season. Scrooge Ashley showing his true colours, won’t pay going rates #NUFC
— Tom Morris (@morris_tom93) June 26, 2017
Rafa knows we a top 6 club in the making. Not under Ashley tho. He has no ambition for the football club and will always hold us back #nufc
— Lee Gibson (@Leegib81) June 25, 2017
August 12th cannot come fast enough for #NUFC supporters. With all the Ashley nonsense, need the SJP faithful to remind Rafa why he’s here.
— The Exiled Geordies (@NUFC_Podcast) June 25, 2017
#nufc let’s face it: we need a serious buyer. Ashley isn’t ambitious when it’s comes to Newcastle. FACT!!
— adewunmi alawoya (@a_alawoya) June 25, 2017
#nufc the lack of signings and Rafa potentially leaving are worrying times. Ashley bottling it again?? I hope not
— Phil Carlson (@pipin86) June 25, 2017
If there’s any chance of ‘success’ in Premiere League, Ashley must share Rafa’s ambitions. No half-arsing it in this competition #NUFC
— James DeMarco (@jazadal) June 25, 2017