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Newcastle fans take to Twitter to slam Ashley despite promise of marquee signing

Newcastle fans take to Twitter to slam Ashley despite promise of marquee signing

Prior to this January, Newcastle had been waiting for a ridiculous 13 and a half years to break their transfer record. However, after signing Miguel Almiron in the winter window, The Chronicle now claim that Mike Ashley has promised Rafa Benitez a marquee summer signing if the Spaniard puts pen to paper on a new contract at St James Park.

Whilst to fans other than the Magpies this may seem like brilliant news, the Geordies all know that when it comes to Mike Ashley promises, there are always strings attached. The idea of signing a new marquee player is always going to be a nice one, but the problem comes in the fact that ‘player’ is singular, and they can’t stand the idea of failing to address the problems in their squad and splurging on one big coup.

The Magpies are all desperate for improvements to their club’s training facilities and a number of Premier League calibre players coming in to solve different issues in the squad, and at the moment, it looks like Ashley isn’t offering that. However, there is still a long time between now and the opening of the summer window, and Benitez will be coy in his negotiations with Ashley, which at least gives the fans hope that some good may come of their situation.

With that in mind, here’s what the Geordies made of the initial Ashley promise:

The Magpies cannot stand the toxic atmosphere at the club under Ashley and will be desperate for Benitez to be able to negotiate a better plan for the summer with the tyrant owner.

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