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Rafa Benitez “Hopefully Mike Ashley can keep his word…”

4 years ago
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Newcastle fans have been waiting for Rafa Benitez to give an update/indication on how he believes the transfer window will develop for Newcastle United.

The manager has now given a brief update from the training camp in Ireland and referred back to his meeting with Mike Ashley, in the aftermath of the title win in the Championship.

Asked about a message for supporters, Rafa has indicated that he believes ‘everything is in place to move forward’.

The Newcastle manager saying that after his meeting with the club’s owner in May, he was ‘confident that after that meeting we have the money available and the wages’ for the necessary new signings.

The real punchline though was Rafa Benitez adding ‘Hopefully, Mike Ashley can keep his word and we can do what we want to do’.

Not a lot of word but a very powerful message delivered by Rafa, leaving nobody in doubt as to what will be at the root of the problem, if like January the club once again fail to bring in signings he has identified.

Rafa Benitez talking to the Chronicle:

“We are working very hard and trying to get as close as possible to some signings.

“When I had the meeting with Mike Ashley (in May) I was confident that after that meeting we have the money available and the wages.

“Everything is in place to move forward.

“Hopefully, Mike Ashley can keep his word and we can do what we want to do.”

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