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Outstanding Mick Quinn attack on Mike Ashley’s treatment of Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United

2 years ago

Mick Quinn is on great form yet again.

The Newcastle United cult hero having his say on the latest shambles at his own club.

With Mike Ashley currently sitting on a summer transfer profit of £10m+ and Rafa Benitez having no transfer budget unless he sells players first, Mick Quinn calls it ‘absolutely pathetic’ what is happening at St James Park.

Quinny once again reminds everybody that NUFC have a world class manager and that once again in this window, Mike Ashley is making the manager ‘wheel and deal like a second-hand car dealer.’

It is great to have people in the media on our (the fans’) side, especially when it is somebody like Mick Quinn who knows so much about the club, the player turned radio presenter declaring ‘It is embarrassing for a club of that stature to get a pittance (to spend on players).’

Mick Quinn speaking on Talksport:

“This all boils down to lack of transfer money, I don’t know if he (Mike Ashley) has promised or not.

“But when you have Brighton and Huddersfield outspending a mighty club like Newcastle United in the transfer market…

“Not for one window, not for two, three windows, it is embarrassing…it is embarrassing!

“You talk about competing in the Premier League financially, trying to get the best players, trying to get the best at your club.

“Rafa has had to wheel and deal like a second-hand car dealer in the transfer market, to bring players on loan.

“They have had I think, at the last count, 11 players (including many who were out of contract such as Gamez, Haidara, Good and other younger players) walk out that door, for one reason or another, had to sell them, or frees, or whatever…

“And they have brought back Kenedy who was on loan there last season, one undisclosed fee (Dubravka) and three (Ki Sung-yueng, younger players such as Yannick Toure) they haven’t paid a penny for.

“Now the frustration is there.

“Rafa Benitez, in my opinion, is a world class manager, and he needs backing.

“He’s got the backing of the fans but he needs backing from the owner, to give him the money to take Newcastle to the next level.

“That is what they need and it is pathetic the transfer money that he (Rafa) has been given, absolutely pathetic.

“It is embarrassing for a club of that stature to get a pittance (to spend on players).”


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