Rafa Benitez was straight forward in his press conference today and told the press that Mike Ashley told him two to three weeks ago that PCP Partners would not be buying Newcastle United.
It also seems at that time he told Rafa he would work with him to get players into the club – either on loan or on a permanent basis so it appears there will be some money to spend.
It’s imperative if Mike Ashley is going to be successful and sell the club that we remain in the Premier League.
From what Rafa has said today it seems – wait for it – Mike Ashley is trying to help him bring in the targets he wants.
When things even looked exciting back in May – another false alarm
Maybe Mike Ashley will now get involved as he did five years ago when he helped bring five French players in and that helped save us from relegation.
Not getting relegated this season could be worth as much as £150M to Mike Ashley in the sale price of Newcastle United – so he should be helping Rafa.
This is some of what Rafa has said today and he has praised the Newcastle fans once again:
“Our fans don’t need a message from me because they have been fantastic all season.”
“The main thing is to stick together so we have more chances to stay in the Premier League.”
“The fans are clever enough to understand the main thing is to support the team.”
“We are in the situation – nothing coming in or going out.”
“There are a lot of names. In two hours there will be another. So we don’t mention names.”