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Rafa Benitez Gives Positive Update On Florian Lejeune And Sean Longstaff

Rafa was bombarded with questions from the local journalists today amid reports his negotiations at Newcastle have reached an impasse.

He is still waiting for answers to his requirements to stay on as Newcastle manager past the end of June and even pointed out he has a contract until June 30th.

An before the game at Arsenal he was asked to submit the information on what he wanted from the hierarchy (Mike Ashley) to stay on at the club.

The more positive information this afternoon was about our two injured players Florian Lejeune and Sean Longstaff, who both suffered knee injuries that end their seasons.

From what Rafa has said about Florian Lejeune it looks like the operation went very well and Professor Paolo Mariani has told him the rehabilitation will be quite quick.

Sean Longstaff talks to Rafa Benitez

Maybe that’s a sign that this ACL tear is not as bad as the one he suffered in July last year that kept him out for around five months.

This is what Rafa has said about Lejeune and Longstaff this afternoon:

“We sent him (Florian Lejeune) to Rome and he’s doing a great job already.” “He’s had the operation. Everything has gone well.”

“Now it depends on the doctor. The doctor told me rehab has started and it’s quite quick.”

“Sean Longstaff is working again and getting stronger. The rest of the players are fine.”

That is excellent news and while Sean should be ready for preseason that could be very tough for Florian Lejeune.

But both players are now on the mend.

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98 comments so far

  • Corv

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #81

    Spend the bare minimum just to keep us in the Prem League. We’ll probably also only receive a token £1 from SD for the advertising.

    Charnleys continued obedience to his master has been bought if indeed his salary has been doubled. Sit, paw…well done Charney, you’re a good boy, aren’t you!

    Nothing ever changes as the sheep will continue to go and line the fat man’s pockets.

    If the fans developed some balls and stood together we wouldn’t have had to endure this parasite for 12 years and counting.

    Liverpool made a world record profit of £125M in the 2017-2018 financial year and are yet again in the Champions League semi finals. That’s the true definition of a well run club. Challenging for the Prem League Title and the Champions League and still making a profit.

    NUFC: A one team city with the potential of a minimum of 70 or 80,000 fans every home game but only just achieving 40%, at best, of its potential. We get 50k every bleedin game when we’re in the annual relegation mire for christs sake.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #82

    Anthony Taylor reffing on Saturday, is that a bad thing, I suspect it is?

  • Genjikai

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #83

    Confirmed no more bullshit sale lie.
    Ashley is here to stay.
    Missed the window of opportunity to oust the man, we had good momentum against him and we failed to work together for the common goal which everyone apparently wants . Will we even get that opportunity again .
    Doubt it.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #84

    That £111m will include the transfer fees, agents fees and the contract in its entirety for each player purchased in the financial year.

    That’s why it’s so much. £55.5m over a year sounds ok but when it’s not just the transfer fees it isn’t.

    Pretty sure the neckless one said it years ago and recently again too.

    I’m sure nymag will correct me if I’m wrong.

  • Jib

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #85

    Unai Emery has gone for it vs Napoli tonight

  • NY Mag

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #86


    I have no desire to correct you – I like it when you go on a rant 😀

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #87

    Scott Wilson
    Lee Charnley met a hand-picked group of preferred journalists yesterday. For the record, The Northern Echo wasn’t invited. His message seems to have been ‘We’re doing things our way and we’re happy with it’. The implication being that if Rafa isn’t, he’ll have to lump it or leave

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #88

    NUFC 360
    The interview with Lee Charnley is unsurprisingly loaded with lies and excuses. It’s always one thing or the other.

    Won’t back the manager, invest in facilities/academy.

    It proves, once again, that the ownership is not ambitious and does not want to progress Newcastle United.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #89

    If Rafa Goes We Go
    Lee Charnley is trending across the UK.

    The man who has doubled his salary at #NUFC and is telling anyone who’ll listen that him and Ashley know how to run a Premier League football club far better than Rafa Benitez.

    Transfer policy? Squad development? Academy?

    Just. Ask. Lee.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #90

    Scott Wilson
    “Forget winning football matches or trying to compete in the top half of the table. Other clubs do that. Newcastle have turned a profit, so it’s time to hang out the bunting……” #NUFC


  • toon22

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #91

    Dont worry guys,Ma will trouser the transfer budget again and pad out the squad with load deals and the like
    When the crap hits the fan he will pretend to sell us..again

    Over and over again

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #92

    Adding high quality players to the first team squad penfold?

    Like Joselu who we had to make do with because every other striker is beyond our means apart from loan ones?

    Give over you maggot.

    Bargain bin shopping hoping to pick up a gem every now and then is fine as long as it’s not the only shopping you do.
    It only lasts so long before it takes it’s toll. 2 relegations and countless battles with it should tell you that.

    Almiron being the exception not the rule. That was probably only done to shut us up about the long standing transfer record and to appease a highly pissed off manager after living on scraps.

    Fat cnut out!
    Penfold our!


  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #93

    The Ginger Pirlo™?
    In case you think #nufc dont have enough money:

    “United’s £93.6million wage bill is the 14th highest in the Premier League”

    “Newcastle’s £178.5million turnover is ahead of the likes of Everton”

    “wages to turnover ratio is 52.4%”

    The money is there. How they use it is a CHOICE

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #94

    That last one is just for you nymag. Cheers.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #95

    It was previously thought that the fire at Notre Dame was a result of the renovation work going on, though investigators confirmed that no one was on site as the fire broke out.

    Even the Co-Op has more security on a Friday night.
    Wouldn’t want to be the builders when France comes calling for compo.

  • Moonraker15

    Apr 18, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #96

    Liverpool sold Coutinho for what? £90 million? That helps the profits!

  • Moonraker15

    Apr 18, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #97

    Ashley has to back Rafa otherwise why did he agree to buy Miggy?
    Don’t know about you guys but I’m pig sick of all the fcukin negative vibes emanating from the club mainly because they never tell us anything ffs!
    Utter disrespect for the fans who, without us there wouldn’t even be a club!
    Season after season we are bumping along the bottom cos of lack of proper investment. Msg to Ashley, if you can’t afford the club sell it to someone who can !

  • Moonraker15

    Apr 18, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #98

    They have to be robbing the club! There’s no other explanation and the tw@t says we owe him for loans! What a joke!


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