There has been no communication coming from Newcastle since the last game of the season back on May 12th.
So we don’t know if Rafa is going to stay at Newcastle or not.
And it’s been reported that a contract is on the table for him to sign but that Ashley has not given much ground – if any – on the way transfers are handled at the club.
That’s one of the big things Rafa wanted to change if he was to agree to stay at the club.
And there is an ongoing takeover going on by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nahyan and his Bin Zayed Group, but Newcastle have refused to comment on it.
Ayoze Perez – stuck at Newcastle right now
So with the players returning from their summer break three weeks on Thursday, there is once again massive uncertainty at Newcastle.
The fans are very frustrated that we don’t know what’s really going on behind the scenes.
And it’s hardly surprising that frustration is starting to happen with some of our players.
Salomon Rondon has no idea if Newcastle want to sign him this summer.
And after a fabulous season at Newcastle Ayoze Perez is looking at the possibility of leaving the club and maybe returning to Spain.
There is interest in the former Spanish U21 International with Napoli, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, and Tottenham Hotspur all linked with the player we signed for €2M from Tenerife five years ago.
Perez has every right to be asking what’s going on at Newcastle with the 25-year-old wanting to make some career decisions.
All he sees at Newcastle is what he’s seen over the last five years with owner Mike Ashley – chaos and confusion.
Perez cannot even talk to clubs becasue Newcastle haven’t a manager who can make decisions right now, and the ownership of the club could be about to change.
Radio Cope in Madrid are reporting that Valencia have already held discussions with the 25-year-old’s agent recently.
And Perez is quoted as being “delighted” at the opportunity to play at Valencia and has told friends he is open to the move back to Spain.
But how much longer will this nonsense continue this summer at Newcastle?
Mike Ashley needs to do some communicating about what’s going on at Newcastle.
That’s part of his responsibility as the Newcastle owner – he just doesn’t seem to know that.