Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley had their well-publicized transfer meeting on Thursday and from what we can tell it went well with both men seemingly on the same wavelength.
This will be another crucial transfer window for Newcastle just as it was two years ago when we were also struggling with relegation.
Rafa should get up to £30M to spend in January, and he has worked with his recruitment team to identify targets for next month.
Rafa Benitez – when he first arrived on March 11th, 2016
If Rafa is not backed in the January transfer market, we will quickly become favorites to be relegated.
Here’s what Rafa has said about his meeting with Lee Charnley, who is currently the Managing Director at Newcastle:
“I have an idea,” “I express my idea, and Lee knows what I think.”
“We have to do the best for the team now, and what’s best for the team is best for the club, that’s it.”
“We have some names, we have quite a lot, but that’s normal because sometimes the clubs do not want to sell, or they do not want to come.”
“But now we have to start to see what we can afford because we need this, we need that. We need something, experience or something different, and we know that.
“We have to try to bring the best players possible for us now. That means if you have a player on loan, who is quite good, then we have to do it.”
“There are not too many options with Premier League experience, with the maximum level and right personality, so it is not easy, but you have to do your research everywhere.”