There’s news in the Chronicle today that because of the uncertainty of Rafa’s future the club have not been able to identify precisely which transfer targets they will go after this summer.
And if the negotiations for Rafa contract go on past the end of the season, then it could well start to interfere with what is expected to be a vital transfer window for the club.
Players can be signed on July 1st which is the start of the new financial year.
Rafa Benitez leaving St. James’ Park on Saturday night
But the last thing we need is for the negotiations on Rafa’s contract to continue for another excruciating few weeks – if that happens, we may even see white flags being waved by Newcastle fans.
Enough is enough.
Players coming in will need to know Rafa is staying at the club.
It’s bad enough the incompetence of Newcastle at the higher levels is being reported in the National press.
It seems Newcastle are determined to show everybody – as far as negotiations go – they can do nothing quickly – and don’t want to either.
Rafa is the man who’s holding Newcastle together – the fans, the players and he has full support from the Newcastle City Council.
The one man who is not in tune with everything right now is Mike Ashley – and that’s been a problem for twelve years now.
Ad it’s not likely to change over the next couple of years either.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news on this Tuesday morning but we don’t think Rafa will be allowed to do what he wants to do at Newcastle – with Ashley still the owner.
For Rafa to succeed Ashley has to sell up and leave.