Newcastle United fans weren’t shy on displaying their displeasure with the transfer window activities, as the Magpies were underwhelmed with the business achieved in January.
Rafa Benitez headed into the January transfer window full of ideas to implement on his Newcastle United side, but much like how the Magpies’ season has panned out, this didn’t go to plan. Indeed, with decision-making often being the main contributor to criticism at St James’ Park, it’s proven to be their downfall once again. As according to reports from the Guardian, Rafa Benitez has planned an internal debate on Newcastle United’s transfer woes.
The Spaniard headed into the month of January with a keen eye on three additions he wanted to bring to St James’ Park, and well to stay true to his word he did manage to secure the services of three players. But, after seeing loan deals become the only form of business made by the club, and due to diligence completed on 50 striker targets that proved needless, an inquiry is set to be launched by the Spaniard in order to underline any potential issues that may have contributed to them coming up short.
Although, it looks as Sports Direct mogul Mike Ashley was to blame once again for the Magpies, as Benitez’s pleas to complete business early on in the window were overlooked by the 53-year-old. Indeed, with professionalism at board level often coming into question at St James’ Park, a change in ownership could hold the key to improvements in the future. Although, the future of the former Liverpool manager is increasingly uncertain, as Ashley’s unpredictability continues to cause for unsettling times in the northeast.
Nevertheless, shared a few words on the current situation:
“We’re a little bit better than a few days ago,”
“I don’t want to start a war, I need to be sure the players are concentrated on getting the points to stay up. I won’t start a polemic. It’s not a question of ’I’m happy, I’m not happy.’ Is it ideal? I won’t say if it’s ideal or not.”
“If we stay in the Premier League, we’ll be 100% stronger next season,”
“We have to be sure our players feel the fans’ support. If we want to stay in the Premier League, we have to make sure the atmosphere is good.”
There’s no doubt that a look into the transfer window activities is warranted, after supposedly so many targets were eyed up by the club to only turn away with loan deals. Something that the ownership had a huge part to play in, but with the takeover of the club continuing to drag on, it looks as if Benitez and Ashley will be forced to continue on with their love affair.
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