Newcastle United supporters in the Transfer Tavern are hopeful that Rafa Benitez’s vast experience and knowledge will guide them to Premier League safety.
While assessing the pedigree of newly-promoted teams, Newcastle appears to be the most likely candidate for survival. They’re a proud club that flaunts a treasured and cherished history in England’s top flight. In the form of Benitez, they have a manager who has enjoyed success at the highest level possible, yet many are expecting that the Magpies will be relegated this season.
Unlike Huddersfield or Brighton, the Toon have considerable Premier League experience within their starting eleven, and our landlord believes that Benitez should look towards Joe Ledley to further the intelligence and know-how that the Spaniard has within his ranks. The Spanish manager has repeatedly expressed his unhappiness at the lack of financial backing to secure targets. Therefore, a free agent could represent a sensible and cost-effective transfer for the Newcastle hierarchy.
The 30-year-old has amassed considerable experience throughout his career and is regarded as an international veteran for Wales.
Ledley is a player who possesses some crucial knowledge, and invaluable experience, which could be of tremendous benefit to Benitez. The Welshman is an exceptional passer of the ball, and he can command proceedings in midfield.
While the former Cardiff City captain has revealed that he’s open to leaving the Premier League, his arrival would significantly augment Benitez’s midfield options.
This may not seem like the most ambitious transfer in the world, though, our landlord believes that his signing would be a solid acquisition.
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