As reported by the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez has spoken about his relationship with Graham Carr.
When asked about the subject, Benitez said: “From the beginning from day one, we had some meetings, we were asking different scouts about players,”
“We had this list of players we were checking and after talking about this one, this one, this one and monitoring these players and deciding.
“Now (its) is exactly the same situation.
“We had a meeting maybe one month ago or something like that and we had a meeting the other day, names, names and then we put all the names [down] and the after, we decide
“The fans ask: ‘Do you have the final say?’
“Yes, the club cannot sign anyone without talking with me.
“But, at the same time: ‘Can you sign whatever you want?’
“We are trying to sign what we need, that’s what we are trying to do.