Rafa Benitez talked to Mike Ashley yesterday and tried his best to tell the owner that if we don’t bring in some new players today – primarily a striker – then things could be very dodgy come May.
Mike Ashley might be trying to sell a Championship club by then, so it’s in the owner’s best interests to bring players in today – and spend some money.
And with Swansea getting another 3 points last night by beating Arsenal 3-1 at home, it looks like the Swans will be pulling away from the bottom three.
They are now 4th bottom and level on points with Newcastle.
Nicolai Jorgensen – pay £20M for him today
Since drawing 1-1 at Newcastle on 13th January, they have beaten Liverpool (1-0) and Arsenal – both at home.
It seems that Newcastle’s best chance of getting a striker in and save our season (SOS) is to go back to Feyenoord and pay the £20M the Dutch club want for striker Nicolai Jorgensen.
Jorgensen wants to come to Newcastle and Feyenoord are willing to get £20M for him so a quick deal could be done.
The Chronicle are also reporting that Rafa thinks £20M is the going rate for a striker like Jorgensen and he is also one of Rafa’s top transfer targets.
So there’s still some hope.
Pay £5M more than Newcastle want to pay for the Danish striker to help save £100M next season; that’s the minimum we will lose if relegated for the third time under Ashley.
The maths of the situation are very clear.
But to try to arrange a deal today from scratch is almost impossible, especially for a slow-moving club like Newcastle.
If we don’t bring a striker in today, this should be the last transfer window for Mike Ashley as the Newcastle owner.
He needs to sell up and leave Toon.