It’s hardly a big surprise that West Ham parted ways with David Moyes and his staff yesterday.
The Hammers are now after a “high-caliber” manager and Rafa Benitez of Newcastle is said to their preferred target if they can persuade him to leave Newcastle.
This is a dangerous situation and the best we can hope for is it gives slow-coaches Ashley and Charnley some reason to close the deal with Rafa quickly rather than go on and one for weeks negotiating.
Give Rafa what he wants and the negotiations can close this week,
Losing Rafa Benitez to West Ham would be too much to bear for Newcastle fans – we love the man.
Here’s what our fans are saying.
West Ham need to back off!! Rafa should remain at Newcastle United… #NUFC
— #FREEPALESTINE ?? (@lills_toonarmy) May 17, 2018
Wouldn’t blame Rafa for leaving, Ashley will mess him around time and time again but West Ham, Rafa could do way better #NUFC
— Craig Benitez (@craig1nufc) May 17, 2018
West Ham’s interest in Rafa might just be the thing we need. The Fat Controller might finally get his hand in his pocket and back Benitez in the transfer market, bring some much needed quality into the squad and prove once and for all that we’re a progressive club #NUFC
— ? (@fistfulofcrisps) May 17, 2018
Rafa to west ham
If he does go that means no money from fatty but more alarming no sale of club either imo
Dont think rafa would go to them even if he does leave #nufc
Might force fcb hand and give him a sizeable budget not holding my breath tho
— loyalistmagpie (@AlfRed36915883) May 17, 2018
If Rafa decides to go to West Ham it’s nobody’s fault but Mike Ashley but when Sunderland fans are saying that’s more of a step sideways well that fills me with confidence #NUFC ????
— Dean Deagle ?? (@deagz91jnr) May 17, 2018
Don’t even know why Rafa would even think about going to West Ham . Their club is a bigger mess than ours #NUFC
— Glen Lawton (@GlenLawton4) May 17, 2018
Anyone thinks that Mike Ashley is just waiting for West Ham or any other club to make their move for Rafa Benitez?
Then saying we can’t compete with clubs like these.
Welcome back Alan Pardew. #NUFC
— Himanshu Dhingra (@HD_07) May 17, 2018
Hopefully this reported interest from West Ham for Rafa Benitez will give Ashley a decent kick up the arse to pay up and run our club properly.
If not, where the F**K is Amanda Staveley?!#NUFC
— Suffolk Geordie (@SuffolkGeordie) May 17, 2018
This news of Rafa being poached has got me all anxious. Rafa is building something special here and I hope Mike Ashley and the board see what he can do or someone just buy our club and give him what he wants. #nufc
— David (@DavidBeattie86) May 17, 2018
The whole “My club is bigger than your club” crap going on between #nufc and #whufc fans. What will be, will be. FWIW, can’t see Rafa going there. Would be more concerned if #lcfc job became available.
— Liam Dabbs (@ldabbs89) May 17, 2018
Newcastle fans left in the dark again? I’ll switch on the tv in the next hour BREAKING NEWS Rafa off to West Ham. #NUFC
— Will (@WindMill2020) May 17, 2018