News today that Newcastle are monitoring the situation at Aston Villa and of their star player Jack Grealish.
Aston Villa could be in deep trouble financially, and at the very least they must significantly reduce their operating costs, with the club reported losing £6M a month currently.
Rafa has joined a long list of PL clubs watching what happens to Jack Grealish this summer and could try to sing the player.
There are rumors that Aston Villa may have to go into administration (bankruptcy) and they would have to have a sale of several of their top players if that happens.
It seems that Villa are suffering from being over-ambitious and failing to get promoted this season has been a hammer blow to them financially.
Jack Grealish and Aleksandar Mitrovic in Championship playoff final
It looks like Villa will have to sell Jack Grealish this summer for the highest price possible.
With so many PL clubs interested in him that will help to raise the price and Newcastle will likely not be able to afford the 22-year-old Englishman.
In fact, Villa have already put a £40M transfer fee on his head, and they may even get that from a free-spending club.
But that’s not Newcastle United.
Newcastle may never be a free-spending club as long as Mike Ashley – know for his thriftiness – remains the owner.
There’s no way Newcastle will sign Jack Grealish this summer even if Rafa would like to.