Christian Atsu has a slight knee injury, and that will probably keep him out of the side until the end of the season which is marked by our home game with Chelsea in 12 days time – Sunday 13th May.
And then all the stuff about transfers and Newcastle being interested in hundreds of players will begin.
We hope we can make some good signings early in the transfer window.
Rafa may even insist on that before signing a new contract to stay on Tyneside.
He could demand the Newcastle hierarchy bring some of his top targets into the club early in the summer; that would call them into action.
Christian Atsu has made a heartfelt plea for the club to keep Rafa at the club long term.
Chrisitan Atsu – heartfelt plea to keep Rafa long term on Tyneside
This is what Christian had to say on Sky Sports:
“We need him to stay because we love working with him, the fans love him, the Board loves him.”
“We are giving him all the support and we are hoping that he will stay and will be with us for many years.”
“Without him, things would have been difficult. We worked so hard all season, we had a great manager, and the fans were behind us in each and every game, home and away.”
“We have 52,000 fans supporting us and we are so happy for the supporters, so proud of ourselves too, that we are staying in the Premier League.”
As we mentioned in a previous article today this is the third summer running there has been some doubt about Rafa staying at Newcastle, so we hope this time a deal between the two parties can be reached quickly.
All Ashley has to do is to agree to everything Rafa wants to do at Newcastle.
Mike – the price of the Newcastle club will then rise dramatically – trust me.
Here’s Elvis singing I Want You I Need You I Love You from a hundred years ago.