Rafa Benitez promises to have a busy summer for Newcastle United
Newcastle United off the field worries won’t halt their progress on the field. The club has constantly been put on sale by owner Mike Ashley and it has derailed coach Rafael Benitez future plans in the past, but now Benitez promises to have a busy summer for Newcastle United in 2018/19.
Benitez put a great faith in himself when Magpies were relegated from Premier League in 2016/17 season. Rafa was hired on 11 March 2016, when Newcastle were at the 19th place in the Premier League after 28 rounds of matches. Spaniard failed to make a turnaround and Toons got relegated, but he brought them back into Premier League very next season winning the Championship title.
Now, Newcastle sits at top half of the table in Premier League and Rafa Benitez is the right man to bring their glory days back. Newcastle is the ninth most successful English club and they deserved to compete in English top flight and for this, they need investment in their squad.
Rafa Benitez promises to have a busy summer for Newcastle United. He said as Chronicle reports, “We have to be quite busy because this team, as I said before, we didn’t have the experience of the Premier League before. We have that now. We have 24 players in the squad, a couple of them will finish contracts, we have three loans, so we have to do some shopping. I wouldn’t say a striker is a no.1 priority, but I also say we need to add quality to the good players we have already.”
He is right about it. The club needs investment if they want themselves regular in the top half of the Premier League. Premier League current top six are incomparable to Newcastle. Right now, Newcastle only has an advantage in top coach at their helm, but it will be a waste if he won’t be allowed to do his work with full liberty.
If Chronicles sources to be believed Rafa Benitez wants the flexibility and outright control over all transfer decisions. At the moment, he has the final say on any potential incoming or outgoing players but the way in which deals are handled frustrate him. Once Benitez had agreed on a deal, it had to go through various layers of bureaucracy at the club starting from managing director Lee Charnley to ending with owner Mike Hasley.