Even though we don’t have the quality of players Rafa wanted in the squad this season, it’s still possible with Rafa’s management expertise and player motivation that we do well through the end of this year.
If that’s the case and then we can sign two or three players in January, even if they are just on loan, we can still finish in a decent spot in the Premier League and get some decent funds from the league.
So hopefully, if Rafa stays on at the club next summer he will have a lot more to spend than in this summer’s transfer window.
One of the players who has pointed out the great spirit we have in the side is Ayoze Perez, who has started the first three Premier league games and has looked sharp.
Clubs last May got between £100M and just over £150M based in general on where they finish in the league table, so if we finish 10th, we will get around £125M – roughly.
The 24-year-old had a good season last term and scored 9 goals, but doesn’t set himself any targets for the season.
Ayoze Perez – in action against Spurs
Perez has been playing the laid back striker role – the number 10 role, and he had this to say today in the Shields Gazette:
“I don’t like to have a target,” “I always try to get better and improve myself and give my best for the team.”
“My job is to score goals, so hopefully I can, score as many as I can.” Newcastle’s “commitment, work ethic and togetherness”
“It’s going to be very important – that commitment, work ethic and togetherness. “With that, we’re going to be stronger.”
“We have to work in that way and do the best that we can.”
“I think, working in the way we have to work, we can do great things all together working as a team.”
“Mentally, we have to be ready. It’s going to be tough. There’s a great level in the Premier League.”
“We have to be really focused on our job and try to do the right things. “If we do it, we’re going to impress in the league.”
Good words from Ayoze there – we hope he’s right.