Newcastle have been linked with Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer but with his good form for England and extra exposure at the World Cup in Russia, it will be very difficult for Rafa to get the 22-year-old to Newcastle.
And that’s either permanently or on loan.
Rafa picked Ruben out as a future star 18 months ago but couldn’t get him signed on loan and the player spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace.
He would be terrific for Newcastle – no doubt about that.
But until Rafa signs a long term contract and Mike Ashley either sells or opens up the checkbook for Rafa – then Newcastle will continue to struggle to sign top players in the transfer market.
That’s the sad truth.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – would be tremendous in the Newcastle side.
Here are some tweets from Newcastle fans about the young player and a few of them are even being realistic.
— Antonio Mango (@AntonioMango4) June 21, 2018
Go big or go home – Kenedy, Loftus Cheek and Balotelli. I will miss Merino thou I thought he had potential to make it big at #NUFC
— Richard Mahan (@therealmrmahan) June 25, 2018
I would give Chelsea 80m for Kenedy, Loftus Cheek, Zouma and Batshuyi #nufc
— KDLToon (@Toon_KDL) June 25, 2018
— messy heart (@the_no) June 24, 2018
Newcastle are interested in Loftus-Cheek but Everton are “front of the queue” to snap up The England International this summer. [Mirror] #nufc
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) June 24, 2018
We’re not getting Loftus-Cheek. Everyone forget about that right now #NUFC
— Scott Daley (@ScottDaley26) June 21, 2018
Jorgensen and Kenedy for £40m with Loftus Cheek on loan, with outgoings replaced like for like, not too much to ask? #NUFC
— Southern Softie (@SSoftie) June 21, 2018
#nufc top targets. Kenedy (Chelsea waiting to sack manager and hire new one, late deal) Loftus Cheek at WC. Jorgenson ? at WC. Dubravka, signed. There’s a reason no signings have been made yet. I don’t doubt Ashley is fucking about but things out our control
— Lance Uppercut (@kevw1983) June 23, 2018
Would you like to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek come to #NUFC…?
— Total:NUFC (@Total_NUFC) June 21, 2018