In George Caulkin’s interview with Rafa Benitez earlier in the week, Rafa Benitez confirmed what was widely reported about the transfer budget.
Rafa mentioned that he was led to believe the budget would be £50m plus the money recouped in player sales. Now it was not specified if this would include things like player wages and agent fees which Mike Ashley likes to include in his transfer budget.
Nevertheless, it was implicated that outgoing fees would be used to bring in replacements.
Lee Ryder, when tweeting about the Ayoze Perez to Leicester City deal, mentioned that the £30m would be added to the existing transfer kitty.
This went along with what was earlier reported and verified by Rafa Benitez as being what he was led to believe. However if Mike Ashley has created anything on Tyneside, it is skeptics.
Chief among them is Geordie legend Alan Shearer who has been quite outspoken against Mike Ashley. And he would know all about Mike from when he managed the club in 2009.
Alan had this response to Lee Ryder’s tweet:
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) July 3, 2019
It could not have been said any better.