Our Newcastle fans here in the Transfer Tavern are not best pleased with the way their summer window went this time around with Deadline Day proving to be underwhelming.
Indeed, on promotion a few months ago many fans naturally felt that the club was going to really go for it in the market and sign some top stars but instead they have seemingly been hamstrung by finance once again.
Naturally, then, fans are disgruntled and some are going to be worried that Rafa Benitez wants to leave but – as per George Caulkin on Twitter – he does not want to go in light of what happened in the market this year:
Benitez won’t quit over yesterday. There was a degree of understanding that Southampton, for example, made it difficult over Targett.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) September 1, 2017
For sure, then, that should come as a relief to many Newcastle fans for now and they’ll be hoping that the players the club did manage to sign will perform.
Meanwhile, fans have reacted to the news on Twitter and so here’s the best of the response:
if he’s as clever as he comes across he should quit and truly leave Ashley and his minions in the mire
— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) September 1, 2017
What ate the odds for Sam Allardyce to be next #nufc manager?
— FanofNUFC (@AustraliaToon1) September 1, 2017
No Newcastle fan in their right mind would blame Rafa for leaving.
— Liam (@ldabbs89) September 1, 2017
i suspect benitez will be most annoyed with the left back situation .. it’s not like him to be caught out like this .. he’s meticulous
— Liddle Towers (@liddletowers) September 1, 2017
Good summary George,but for me its been forgotten that we have signed some decent players already Merino and Lejeune stand out
— michael forster (@foschops) September 1, 2017
Play with last weeks intensity , we still have Yedlin , lejeune , Shelvey and a fit again Aarons + Gayle as well , stay positive it’ll be ok
— Stephen Dodd (@stdatlb) September 1, 2017
This has been the case every window under Ashley apart from last year with the championship. Nothing will change while he’s in charge
— Kevin Wright (@kwtoonarmy) September 1, 2017
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