NUFC news round up – Ashley spends £90m, Charnley releases statement & Rafa speaks out

A round up of all of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • Lee Charnley, Rafa Benitez and club skipper Jamaal Lascelles have sent a joint message to Newcastle fans – asking for ‘unity’ now the transfer window is closed and the new season is about to begin – Full story here. 
  • Rafa Benitez has spoken to the press ahead of Saturday’s game with Tottenham, addressing the transfer window,  his future and tomorrow’s game with Spurs – See his comments here. 
  • News has broken this morning that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is on the verge of completing a takeover of retail chain House of Fraser, at a cost of £90m – his one and only big signing of the summer now deadline day has passed! – Full story here. 
  • In reaction to this,  Alan Shearer has hit back at Ashley in brilliant style on social media – asking ‘what position’ does this ‘House of Fraser’ play?  – See his amusing tweet here. 

  • Luke Edwards has revealed the ridiculous reason why the board refused to back Benitez this summer – claiming they questioned his judgement based on previous failings; also punishing him for his failure to sign a new contract – Full story here.
  • According to The Chronicle, Rafa Benitez had lined updeals for Liverpool’s Ragnar Klavan and Stoke’s Erik Pieters – only for the board to make little effort to get either deal done, claiming they didn’t fit the ‘club’s criteria’ – Full story here. 
  • After his £6m arrival at St James’ Park last night, Swansea fan Gareth Thomas told us why Federico Fernandez will be a brilliant signing for Rafa Benitez – Read his interesting insight here. 
  • And finally, with Spurs at home to come tomorrow, here’s the NUFC starting 11 we expect Rafa Benitez to go with – See full team here. 

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “NUFC news round up – Ashley spends £90m, Charnley releases statement & Rafa speaks out

  1. Mike Ashley treats Newcastle as if they were retail store buy products (players)
    they less expensive they are the better sell them for the maximum amount the bigger the profit and the way Ashley looks at it is it’s my money that I invested I’m going to keep the profit plus the Tv money and you are still going to owe me 144million which will never come off the books .
    Ashley has raped this club it’s a cash cow and he will continue to do this for years to come until you buy this club your selves,I’m sure that Rafa would stay with the club to bring it back from the Abiss


  2. I am 100% sure everyone will hate that I say this but I would prefer that Ashley spent this summers transfer funds saving 10,000 jobs than buying 3 top players.
    We all know the mercenary fat man is looking to make money on house of fraser but for once his actions may help stop misery for people not cause it for us.
    The sooner he sells and is gone the better, hopefully the next owner is passionate and loves the club. That being said I hope he saves house of fraser and I hope the majority of the workers keep feeding their kids and paying their rent with the money we could have spent to improve our league finish by a couple of places. Passionate mag, but for once happy to see Ashley not being a complete ******.


  3. Mr Ashley
    Just take the best offer for the club and put into clothing sales do what you do best and that’s not football


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