There are reported to be important transfer meetings to be held over this weekend.
Those in attendance will include Rafa Benitez, Managing Director Lee Charnley, head of recruitment Steve Nickson, European scout Paul Baker, and Senior scout Mick Tait.
The Chronicle is reporting these meetings will take place at St James’ Park and the training ground over the weekend.
These will be vital meetings with Newcastle getting down to the major targets of what is going to be an important transfer window for Newcastle United.
Rafa Benitez – demonstrating how big he wants the transfer funds this summer
Rafa will want to bring in some top players if he stays becasue the last thing he wants if he stays onboard at Newcastle is yet another relegation fight.
That’s something that’s been far too familiar under owner Mike Ashley who runs the club on a shoestring.
And given that Rafa’s main problem is with transfers at Newcastle maybe he will get some answers on what the new transfer process will be from now on.
Hopefully a lot faster than before with Newcastle being a lot more decisive and ambitious.
Also, when Rafa puts forward his target players, he will get some idea on how much Ashley is willing to give him this summer.
Rafa wants his future sorted out as soon as possible, but as usual at Newcastle – it’s owner Mike Ashley who is holding things up.