With Newcastle maybe already safe in the Premier League for this season, it’s natural that Rafa will make sure everything is geared up for the summer transfer window this summer.
It is a World Cup year so maybe there will be some delays in signing players – perhaps.
There will also be a slightly shortened transfer window (22 days) this summer with the window closing on Thursday 9th August before the weekend when the Premier League will start.
But Rafa is not worried about there being less time in August and he has said there will be plenty of time for Newcastle to get in our transfer targets.
Rafa Benitez – lots of time to sign new players this summer
This is what Rafa has said as reported in the Chronicle when asked about signing new players this summer:
“We’ll have plenty of time for that.” “Because we are already working on that.”
“The players we were watching in the past, we are watching these players and even more players.”
“So it’s not that because it’s 9th August, you will not have time.”
“We will have plenty of time.”
Rafa will be keen to see how aggressive Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley will be this summer and how much transfer money Ashley will give the manager.
The last three transfer windows have been very poor ones with little money being made available to Rafa – maybe about £25M in total net funds.
That’s simply ridiculous and Rafa must be given funds so he significantly strengthen the side this summer.