There was news in the Mirror yesterday that Rafa is trying to bring both Jack Wilshere and Lucas Perez into the club and that a new approach by Newcastle has been made to Arsene Wenger for the players.
This seems a tall order with Newcastle not having much money to spend, and it seems Rafa wants to sign both players on loan this season and then with an opportunity (option) to buy them next summer when the coffers at Newcastle should be fairly full again.
And there was news in the Chronicle yesterday that Newcastle is now getting very close to tying up a double deal for Chelsea’s 21-year-old left-sided player Kenedy and 27-year-old Stoke Spanish striker Joselu.
We all know Rafa is getting frustrated in the transfer market, but the fees for the Arsenal pair will be higher than we thought.
Lucas Perez of Arsenal
Arsenal now wants their money back on Perez who joined last summer from Deportivo de La Coruna for £17M, but Wilshere has only one year left on his current contract.
So why would Arsenal want to loan out Jack for one year when he will become a free agent next summer?
Wilshire could move to Swansea, and there is also interest in him from Italy, and Arsene Wenger is reported to want around £20M for a permanent deal.
So how can Newcastle possibly afford that?
We can see Newcastle getting Lucas Perez in on loan for the season with an option to buy but not Jack Wilshire.
Although Jack would certainly be an exciting signing for the Magpies and Rafa could bring out the best in him.
What do you think?