Newcastle’s Rafa Benitez has been searching for a striker all summer, and yesterday the manager admitted he likes the Arsenal striker Lucas Perez who Newcastle has been linked with closely over the last several weeks.
Most Newcastle fans (including us) would be delighted if we can sign Lucas and he could do very well on Tyneside.
The word on Lucas is that he would like to return to Spain to continue playing his football – maybe even with his former Club Deportivo.
But linking up with a world-class manager who rates you has to be an attraction for any good player who wants to be successful.
28 Year-old Arsenal striker Lucas Perez
This is what Rafa Benitez told the Chronicle after the excellent 2-0 win against Hellas Verona yesterday at St. James’ Park.
“I like the player because I have good friends in A Coruna,”
“I know that he did really well. He’s come here and not played in many games, but I like the player.”
“We know what we need and will try to do it until the end of the transfer window.”
“We are now trying to work in different directions at the time.”
Then news yesterday in the Mirror that Rafa was frustrated – turned out to be correct.
But the source of his frustration was not owner Mike Ashley or Managing Director Lee Charnley but rather the very high fees and wages being asked by our transfer targets.
That’s one reason Newcastle have found this transfer window very difficult.
When you are a man like Rafa Benitez who is always driven to be successful – you are going to become frustrated at times as you try to give the Newcastle fans the best team possible for the coming season.
Rafa and the fans are very tight, and the Spanish manager knows if we can give Newcastle United any kind of success and in particular a trophy over the next few years there’s a statue waiting to be built at St. James’ Park in his honor.
Rafa is naturally driven to be successful, and he’s working his socks off to deliver the Newcastle dream for Geordie fans everywhere.
We wouldn’t bet against him.
What do you think?
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