All kinds of things could be happening because Newcastle have not yet signed Rafa Benitez.
And one of those is a club comes in and gives him everything he has asked Newcastle for – to make them into a massive club.
His friend and journalist Guillem Balague thinks that maybe the best thing to do with Newcastle’s intransigence – is to go home and manage a Spanish club.
He would then be able to manage a club that could possibly win European trophies which is what he wants to do.
Journalist Guillem Balague
This what Balague has said on his YouTube channel:
“I think Newcastle knows what Rafa Benitez wants – he wants to have more information about the budget,”
“Perhaps Newcastle are thinking: ‘Well, he hasn’t got other options in the Premier League so we can slow things down.’”
“They (the Newcastle hierarchy) are talking about a £100M (transfer budget]), but they said in two seasons, of £50M each season.”
“Is that enough when the likes of Bournemouth and Leicester, and others, will have £100M or more.
“It will limit the possibility of actually going up in the table.”
“I’m starting to think, if I’m Rafa Benitez, I go back home to Spain and look for a job in La Liga instead.”
“I am sure he has already got offers from other clubs, not just from China and Saudi Arabia. I’m sure that is the case.”
“If he was home, there won’t be just small clubs interested, I can tell you that. So I don’t know. If I was Newcastle even, if I have to sell the club, I’d rather keep Rafa Benitez in the club.”
“The club has probably mentioned that after the last game of the season it will be time to talk.”
“But that, of course, limits the possibilities for Rafa Benitez. because clubs are already deciding on managers,”
“So why make him wait? That is one that perhaps the fans of Newcastle will have to answer, and they can do so in the stands.”
“Make it known to Rafa Benitez [against Liverpool] that he is wanted because I think for most of the fans it’s exactly what they want.”
What a soap opera it’s become with the Newcastle club trying to sign a world-class manager who wants to stay at Newcastle.
What’s wrong with that picture?