This is from the same article that says Rafa WILL walk in the summer if he doesn’t get at least TWO signings between no and next week’s deadline – also stating that Ashley is refusing to sanction any permanent deals or significant spending until Benitez signs a new deal.
A loan deal for Lukaku looks imminent (providing he passes medical), but it’s a joke that Rafa’s scrambling for these types of deals – especially when it seems the latest chunk of TV cash is on its way to the club in a few days time.
Here’s a snippet from the Telegraph’s infuriating piece:
‘Newcastle will receive another chunk of television money worth around £55m before the end of the month, but it still seems as though Ashley is reluctant to allow Benitez to spend it.’
We’ve just been named 19th richest club in the world and we’re yet to spend the £30m plus received over the summer for Mitrovic and Merino.
Where’s the money gone Mike?!