There’s a report in the Express today that says that Rafa may try to take some players from Real Madrid and indeed we have been linked with one of their players so far this summer.
We’ve been linked with goalkeeper Kiko Casilla who Rafa signed for Madrid back in the summer of 2015.
The Express are quoting journalist Pete Jenson, who says he thinks Rafa could well use his contracts at the famous Madrid club, and indeed we need some class players brought in to add to the five we have already transferred in for a net of only £4.5M.
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Jenson had this to 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast:
“I think it’s one of a few Spaniards who might turn up at Newcastle.”
“There is overbooking at Real Madrid and Rafa Benitez does know the club very well.”
“I think winger Lucas Vazquez is another he might look at and that’s one of the advantages of taking Rafa as their manager.”
“He has that vast experience of European football and having been recently at Real Madrid, I think not just Spanish players but Madrid players.”
“That may be a way Newcastle can build this season.”
We’ve watched Vazquez quite a bit, and he looks a very decent player although he doesn’t get much playing time for Real.
And if Kylian Mbappe completes a move from Monaco to Real Madrid for some big money maybe he will become available, and we could take him on loan with an option to buy?
Newcastle are delicately balanced right now because we have five good players but we need at least two class players who will, therefore, be relatively expensive.
But we must spend the money available this summer.
What do you think?