Rafa Benitez has said he is happier now than he was last week at this time.
That’s becasue we had a famous 2-1 home win against Manchester City on Tuesday night.
And we also got two good players through the door on Thursday – Miguel Almiron and Antonio Barreca who could make his debut today against Spurs at Wembley.
Owner Mike Ashley will try to get Rafa to sign a long term deal at Newcastle, but Rafa seems in no rush to sign a new contract.
And we have noticed the potential takeover of Newcastle has gone very quiet of late.
Very quiet indeed.
Rafa said yesterday in his press conference he is not going to sign a new deal just because we have signed Miguel Almiron for a record £20.5M deal.
That’s a pity.
Mike Ashley – posing outside St. James’ Park?
It’s expected now the transfer window is closed they will say that no buyer has come in with Ashley’s price of £300M for Newcastle and therefore he cannot sell it.
The media have concentrated on the takeover since Ashley told Sky Sports back in early December he was near to selling it – he had never been closer to selling the club.
But it seems a little too convenient the news stretched over the January transfer window and the owner brought in only two players on the very last day of the transfer window.
It’s really hard to believe he really wanted to sell the club.
Ashley will be asked about the status of the acquisition now that things have calmed down about transfers.
But in truth, there’s nobody anywhere near to buying Newcastle – much like it was in late November last year.