This Topic Still The Bone Of Contention With Rafa And Newcastle’s Hierarchy


There’s an excellent article in the Chronicle today that the negotiations are still moving at a snail’s pace by the Newcastle hierarchy.

There doesn’t appear to be any urgency coming from owner Mike Ashley as he continues to take a back-seat and is relying on Managing Director Lee Charnley to get Rafa signed.

Lee is one of lowest paid Managing Directors in the Premier league at just £150K/year, and he’s negotiating to keep Rafa at the club: Rafa geta at least £4M/year at Newcastle and is worth every last penny of that.

The Chronicle reports that Mike Ashley is still not happy to sign off on any significant transfer fees and at the moment if the price is over £15M then Mike Ashley is the one who makes the decision.

Lee Charnley has to go to Ashley and ask permission to sign the player, and it didn’t work too well in January when Rafa was trying to sign £20M rated Danish International Nicolai Jorgensen.

That also slows the process of signing players, and Rafa wants Newcastle to be much more fleet-footed in these transfer windows – we have to be more aggressive and move much more quickly for the top targets.

Rafa Benitez – wants to be in complete control of transfers

Rafa wants the signing barrier removed by the owner for several different reasons.

First of all, he knows better than anybody else who are good players for the club and how much we should pay for them.

Rafa wants to be given transfer funds in every window and wants to be entirely responsible for how he sends that money.

If he isn’t allowed to do that then how can he be fairly judged on Newcastle’s performances if he’s not fully supported by the owner?

It appears the owner does not want to give up too much control and that Rafa wants more control and therein lies the bone of contention.

Rafa may sign a new extended deal this summer, and we hope he does – but somehow we don’t think Ashley is capable of keeping out of the way.

He needs to do that to allow Rafa to build the Newcastle club in his own image and with his vision.

Ashley is too much of a miser and just doesn’t like to spend lots of money – and that will be necessary if Newcastle are to compete in Europe again.

Comments welcome.


6 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jun 2, 2018 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #1

    As well as a bonny footballer
    Quincy Promes is a hell of a character
    the fans would love him

    His manager is Massimo Carrera who is
    a 4 – 2 – 3 – 1 man

    The winger was outstanding with 2 goals
    when Spartak tore Sevilla a new one (5-1)
    last Autumn

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  • MarkB

    Jun 2, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #2

    AncientC
    Haven’t got your number.
    My thinking on lack of appeal is that it just reaffirms a London centric, Corbyn club and does little to demonstrate that the PLP is more than one person and reaffirms a cult of personality.

    When Momentum reared its ugly head in Harringey – deselecting half the council in the process – they lost half a dozen seats to the Liberal Democrats. London said No!
    Not going to sell tickets- how’s about you?

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  • Geordie-john

    Jun 2, 2018 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Hang on a minute !
    I thought that GREEDY COCK-ney was going to give Rafa every last penny that the club generates ?
    So, £125M for being 10th in the premiership table including TV rights etc etc, Not to mention the sales of players Mitro and possibly Gayle and Chancel etc etc BUT GREEDY COCK-ney has the final say on any purchase over £15M ? Is he having a Fu==ing LAUGH or what ?
    I’m sure when gets up in the morning he gets dressed upside down as he talks out of his arse 100% 24 hours a day .
    SELL THE CLUB YOU DICKHEAD TO SOMEONE WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT FOOTBALL IF YOU PUT A BIT MORE FAITH IN RAFA AND HIS CREW, HE WOULD EARN YOU A HELL OF A LOT MORE MONEY ! Clever business man ? I think NOT ! GREEDY COCK-ney money grabbing slave driver. DEFINITELY !

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 2, 2018 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Promes on a permanent deal and Kenedy on a loan with option to buy would be ideal. Then a ST and we’re well on our way to being a proper side again. Being greedy I would loce a CAM also but I would be happy with Promes, Kenedy and ST first. Mind you I think Kenedy can play as a CAM too.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 2, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Geordie-John
    Please look after your health, supporting NUFC is the cure for the rash that Is Ash.

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  • Geordie-john

    Jun 3, 2018 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #6

    lochinvar
    Jun 2, 2018 at 3:30 PM
    Comment #5

    I’m never quite sure about your comments, Are you just another SMB trying to muscle in on our fantastic set up we have up here at SJP ( not including the fat GREEDY COCK-ney ) or are you just fu==ing stupid ?

    My health is fighting fit , no ash or rash. How’s yours ???

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