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Why Rafa Wants Newcastle To Move Now In Transfer Market

Rafa Benitez is keen to come to a quick decision on whether he will stay at Newcastle and that’s because, for one thing, he wants Newcastle to move after their transfer targets early this summer.

It’s something that Rafa says at the start of every single transfer window, but it’s rare for Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley to bring in targets early in any transfer window.

Newcastle’s transfer process is laborious and slow and not designed to be quick in any sense of the word.

That’s one thing Rafa wants to change at the club, but it seems the owner may be resisting the changes the manager needs to make – if he is to stay on as Newcastle manager.

Rafa Benitez – arriving at St. James’ Park

Here’s what Rafa has said to talkSPORT:

“At this stage of the season, you have to make decisions. If you want to sign players, you have to do it now.” 

“You cannot be talking, and talking and talking.”

“You cannot pay more money than some of the other teams – so you have to go early, you have to find the right ones that you need, and you have to do it now.”

“Can we do it? If we can, we have to do it now. If not, we have to move on.”

“The club is more important than us, so we have to decide if it is this way, or the other way.”

“I make mistakes, I have made so many in my life.”

“But when you have won some trophies, it is because you are right more than you are wrong.”

It seems that Rafa is anxious to reach some kind of early agreement with Newcastle so the club can then go after their targets in the transfer window.

But maybe Charley and Ashley are dragging their feet once again.

That shouldn’t surprise anybody, but it’s been a real source of frustration for Rafa over the last three years.

If they are not willing to change, then Rafa may decide he cannot get the job done at Newcastle and look for pastures new.

We hope not.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Kristof Terreur

    ?Verified account @HLNinEngeland

    Police raid at Anderlecht offices and Belgian FA today in money-laundering investigation (around agents).

    Apparently one of the investigated transfers: Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht to Newcastle in 2015.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Rob are you enjoying the warm fuzzy glow of adulation from your new friends?

    Jib was that you with the Messerschmidt 3-wheeler with the door at the front that had to be bump started every time? I think I remember you in your off-whites with the gravy stains and your own size six bat with insulating tape round the split handle. I remember wondering how you managed three runs with all that fabric bandage tape on your glasses and that thumb in a stall from getting it trapped in the bubble car door.

  • NY Mag

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Ron knee,

    I just read that…..the plot thickens

  • hibbit

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #4

    the frog will be on this any minute with his HMRC routine


  • Jib

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Mitro’s agent is his dad I think
    Someone not been paying their Serbian taxes ?

  • Jib

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Other sources say it’s some guy called Nenad Jestrovic
    who is retired in Belgium and used to play for Anderlecht

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib, wasn’t Blackhall Rocks the place where the last scene of “Get Carter” was filmed.

    Great film btw.

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Tsunki, ya big nerd – this blog needs fresh input and new posters. Much as it may amaze you to hear it, this blog and its comment section do not belong to you and there is a guy busting his chops every day in the USA to give us a forum to argue on. It’s the least we can do to make it as friendly a place as possible for people to comment.

    I do like to encourage new posters and why not? I was one myself slightly more than a year ago. Jail was immediately suspicious of me whilst Jib complimented my moniker. It’s only really the old guard such as yourself who see Jib as a malicious influence, many actually see it being the other way around. It’s always good to take a step back from time to time and consider how you come across.

    Anyway, check out comment 97 on the last thread if you want some real-World illustration of my point.


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