Newcastle have been interested in 27-year-old Galatasaray winger Garry Rodrigues for some time now, and it seems that he could be a target of ours in the upcoming January transfer window.
It looks like Rafa will need to strengthen the Newcastle squad significantly in January – as he did last January – if Newcastle are going to avoid another relegation this season.
It would be the third relegation in twelve years of ownership under Mike Ashley who has done nothing to help improve the club.
We’ve been in a downward spiral since Ashley bought the club in 2007.
27-year-old Galatasaray winger Garry Rodrigues
Turkish Football are reporting that Newcastle scouts have continued to look at the winger and could go in for him this January.
The news is that we had a sizable bid turned down for him last summer.
But like many of our offers for players, we were below the €15M asking price of the Turkish club.
Mike Ashley may have to splash some cash in January if he has any chance of keeping Rafa Benitez at Newcastle past this summer.
Some signings this January may also need to be permanent buys to convince Rafa to stay on at Newcastle.
There have been some reports from Turkey that have not turned out to be accurate, but we have been after this Cape Vere winger since last summer (2017).