The good news in the Chronicle is that Mike Ashley is confident he can get Rafa Benitez to sign a new contract at Newcastle.
And since we expect Newcastle United to get as much as £125M next month from the Premier League, there should be plenty of money to spend this summer.
However, while the report is that Mike Ashley will back Rafa this summer in the transfer window, he will continue to want Newcastle to balance the books and live within their means – and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Rafa Benitez – Mike Ashley will back manager this summer
We just have more “means” than ever before in our history.
With Newcastle back in the Premier League and currently in the top half of the table there should be ample money to spend in the transfer window – as long as Mike Ashley releases the funds.
It will undoubtedly be more than Rafa has ever had at the club, and he will also be selling some players such as Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba, Henri Saivet, and Jack Colback and he can use those transfer funds to bring in other players.
It would be stupid for Ashley not to support Rafa this summer, but it’s looking like he will help him for the first time in four transfer windows.
That’s excellent news.