Rafa should get enough transfer funds this summer – at least compared with the previous transfer windows – because Newcastle will be getting a windfall from the Premier League of around £125M if we finish in 10th place.
Last season West Brom were in 10th place, and they received just short of £120M for their efforts.
The payments are split between 3 different components – position in the league table, TV money based on the number of times the club is on live TV and a base amount that every club gets just for being in the Premier League.
Mike Ashley – should be able to give Rafa Benitez some big money to spend
It could even be more than that because with Rafa Benitez on the touchline we seem to be a popular choice to have our games televised live and for each live game, we get an extra fee.of just short of £1M.
And there’s a possibility we can still overtake Leicester City and Everton and finish in 8th position.
We beat Leicester last time out, and now we are at Goodison Park next Monday night, so we have a chance to overtake the Toffees with another win.
Rafa can also sell players we have who are no longer needed like Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba, Jack Colback and perhaps Dwight Gayle for a decent fee and use that money to bring in more players this summer.
So even with Mike Ashley still the owner there should be money to spend this summer, and it should be the biggest windfall Rafa has had at Newcastle.
Now we need people like Lee Charnley to act quickly and get in the players Rafa wants.