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Italian Report – Rafa Agrees To Stay At Newcastle – Club Back Him In Transfer Market

Calciomercato are reporting today that Rafa Benitez has agreed to stay at Newcastle United, with the club willing to back him in the transfer market.

They quote the news from ‘Tuttosport,’ that the former Napoli manager has made a deal with Newcastle to stay on board and take the club forward and back into Europe.

The report says that the English club are now willing to make essential investments in line with the significant ambitions of the Spanish coach.

It seems the aim now of both parties is to have Newcastle back competing in Europe once again as we used to do regularly when Sir Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan were the managers.

But caution as always – this is only a report, and nothing is certain until any agreement reached is announced on the Newcastle United website.

Report – Rafa Benitez has agreed to stay at Newcastle

But this could be the great news, and it’s certainly better than a report that says he’s walking away from Newcastle.

If there has indeed been an agreement, we would expect Newcastle to post the news quickly – if only the basics that Rafa has agreed to stay at Newcastle for whatever the length of his new contract is.

Here’s the basic report in Calciomercato:


“According to what was revealed by ‘Tuttosport’, the former Napoli technician would have found an agreement with the Newcastle property regarding the summer market planning.”

“The British in fact seem willing to make important investments in line with the ambitions of the coach.”

“The will of both parties would be to bring the club back to Europe.”

Comments welcome.

74 comments so far

  • Shoulders knees

    May 21, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #1


  • Geordie-john

    May 21, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Believe it when Rafa says it’s true

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 21, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #3

    You wonder how the links have come from Italy though?

    Could it be that someone like Roma has been waiting on an answer and hes told them thanks but no thanks I AM STAYING AT THE TOON!!!?!?

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Until it’s comes out of Rafas mouth it’s BS

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #5

    We have had so many lies over the years it leaves you jaded

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 21, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Wrote on here this morning had a funny feeling things could happen today
    Fingers crossed

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Strangely it was the ASRoma’s website that broke the news
    that Rafa wasn’t going to invoke his relegation clause in his
    contract 3 years ago.

  • ben.g

    May 21, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.

  • lesh

    May 21, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #9


    C’mon Jail, spill the beans and let’s know who else is going to Catalonia, who else’ll be at the European society bash of the season?

    It’ll be some party we know, because your good pal Signor Jib doesn’t do things in half measures especially when he’s hosting at Casa Pendejadas.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 21, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #10


    I followed the Oak Island series for about three seasons but gave up in the end as they just keep going around in circles.

    I reckon the treasure is in fact the series and that’s where they are making their money from, I strongly doubt that there is buried treasure and there probably never was.

    I believe that BobbyBee is a fan.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 21, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Nowt on the official NUFC website as yet!

  • JohnJ

    May 21, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Here’s the link for the Newcastle website:-


    Just in case you didn’t know!

    Fingers crossed (and everything else) 🙂

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Leah it was me that said he was going to Catalunya, not Jib.

    You’re jumping on a bandwagon which you appear to not understand. Such a shame you let your eagerness to have a pop at certain posters overwhelm your good reason.

    Jail is not always in the right, you know.

  • Tsunki

    May 21, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #14

    I know many of you are looking forward to a frogless society but I wouldn’t go out to the shed for your old newting net just yet. 😉

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #15


  • Mag :P

    May 21, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #16

    George caulkin says that they aren’t close to an agreement yet.

    Same old guessing game at NUFC.

  • english yeoman

    May 21, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #17

    I wouldn’t believe it even if the Official Website claimed it to be true. I’d need to hear it straight from Rafa!

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Tsunki I fully expect that Toon22 might be with us for a long time yet.

    I do hope if Rafa proves to be prepared to work with Ashley that he might tone it down a tad and talk football a little more.

    Time will tell I guess.

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Caulkin hasn’t commented on the contract talks since the 18th

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib that’s right.

    Isn’t that a bit weird in itself?

  • woodey

    May 21, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Jib, he answered to a chronicle message on twitter. that’s what everyone jumped on.

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #23

    It’s typical MA

    Drag it out as far as possible

    It makes sense when your aim is to run down the transfers window.It really don’t matter who your pretending to be in talks with so long as it takes ages

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Anyone remember Portuguese international midfielder
    João Mário playing for West Ham for the second half
    of last season on loan from Inter Milan ?
    Well IM paid Benfica £45M for him and Rafa is being
    offered him for £17M.

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Hibbit have you actually clicked on that link to Caulkin’s twitter
    account ?
    Whoever runs NUFCblog .co.uk is on a wind up for reasons
    best known to themselves

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Somebody did
    Tweren’t George

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #27

    PR TOON22 PR …

    or was it this …

    Freudian slip
    /?fr??d??n ?sl?p/
    an unintentional error regarded as revealing subconscious feelings.

    on your behalf ?…

  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Because the Italians always get the “real” news about Rafa first. Hmmmm.

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #29

    How can Rafa be in for anyone when he haa no control of transfers?
    The usual goons might be

    As it stands Rafas leaving soon

    Any story about whoever signing for the toon is utter BS until Rafa signs
    It’s the usual PR and player agent BS

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #30


    It’s a early to be on the sauce

    Hiya JIB

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #31

    When do you think they’ll drag out the sale lie ?

    I’m thinking they might save it till January again,they’ve got the manager lid to tide them over till August this year

  • JohnReese

    May 21, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Hey everyone, I’ve been a follower of this blog for years but hadn’t ever made an account until now. Don’t know how often I’ll be on here but I think it’s about time I started contributing in some way.

    Jib, on João Mário, if that were true I would be happy with that signing. Thought he did okay at West Ham in a time when everyone was struggling. Would certainly add some attacking threat from midfield and with his time in the league already would hopefully be able to hit the ground running. I’d be dubious about the fee and what I imagine would be quite high wages given his time at Inter unfortunately.

  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Twitter users: If you comment on somebody else’s timeline, does your comment appear on your own timeline?

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #34

    This Celtic fan seems to think it’s true

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #35

    The Italian media who are told much more than ours
    seem to believe that various Serie A clubs are speaking
    with Benitez

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #36

    PR TOON 22 PR…

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #37

    For the sake of clarity I’m like Manuel

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #38


    i’ve watch every series mate …

    its a bit like the frog same old same old …

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #39


    milk shake good PR there you think ?

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Welcome JohnReese.

    Are you a bit like John Wick but with less guns and more peanutty chocolate?



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