Forget about the Newcastle takeover and January transfer window signings.
I’m not saying that it is impossible for either of these things to happen but what I would say, is that clearly nobody has a clue about either thing.
The airways, online, and especially, the newspapers, are full of absolute rubbish.
Daily updates from all the papers/journalists because of course why else would anybody bother buying/reading them.
The fact nothing is happening and they haven’t got a clue between them, won’t/can’t stop them.
So what we get is a rehash of what has gone before and//or blatantly made up transfer links and Newcastle takeover updates, at best we get guesswork.
Mike Ashley will not allow Rafa Benitez to buy a single player, surely we all must accept that now.
Every single newspaper transfer story that says Newcastle could buy such and such for X amount…just stop there and burn it. It is not going to happen.
Newcastle have been buying Cenk Tosun for the last eight months or so, only to lose out in the ‘race’ for his signature to Everton, the scousers paying out £27m.
The bottom line is that even if Mike Ashley did allow Rafa to buy anybody, it would be for buttons. So basically, any player that Newcastle would be capable of affording would be even worse than the players currently at the club. Newcastle are buying nobody in January, get used to it.
The newspapers don’t have a clue and simply either recycle old rumours/stories that were made up previously, or go through the list of players not getting a game at the better Premier League clubs.
Newcastle might make one or two low key loan signings if we are very lucky. However, the constant press stories linking us with high profile/high cost out of favour players are fantasy.
No way Mike Ashley will pay out big loan fees and wages on players he will never get a return on, certainly not when Newcastle are currently sitting outside the relegation zone and there is no injury crisis.
The Newcastle takeover?
Poor Mick Quinn got sucked into the fake Sky Sports News account story, telling everybody that he’d heard the Newcastle takeover was happening on good authority.
This is pretty much every in the know story from both journalists and supporters, their great source is in reality something made up by another joker and circulated on the internet/social media.
Get real, Mike Ashley is not selling Newcastle United, at least he isn’t at the moment.
In October the Fat Controller hoped for a cheeky quick sale price to be agreed of X plus £50m, based on the back of some encouraging results on the pitch, all the time though willing to accept his true X valuation of the club.
I think that Ashley’s X valuation will be higher anyway than what it is really worth but when relegation fears currently make Newcastle United half that X valuation, then no way anybody will give him what he wants to go.
As always, the only positive is Rafa Benitez.
Somehow, he has overseen an impressive three wins and a draw from the four festive competitive matches, not counting Man City, seven points from nine to help in the relegation struggle and into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
As I say in the headline above, for Mike Ashley and Newcastle United, when it comes to anything positive, the answer is always Manyana (English slang/variation on Spanish word ‘Manana’ meaning ‘tomorrow’, just in case you wondered).