Mike Ashley is still yet to find a buyer for Newcastle United Football Club.
The Magpies owner has been villainised by the majority of Newcastle fans who are unhappy with the lack of investment into the club. Ashley has been trying to sell the club for a number of years but is yet to find an investor who can meet his asking price.
Whoever is in charge simply must back Rafael Benitez in the transfer market. The Spaniard has not been given the funds to strengthen his squad to his methods, and his current deal runs out at the end of the season. If Newcastle want to keep the ex-Liverpool boss on Tyneside – they need to back him financially.
Scoring goals has been a massive problem for the Magpies this season so Benitez should consider a move for Girona star – Cristhian Stuani. Valued at £6.75m by Transfermarkt, the Uruguayan enjoyed a sensational debut campaign with his side after leaving Middlesbrough, scoring 21 goals in La Liga. Stuani has already shown he is not a one-season wonder, finding the back of the net on five occasions already this season.
The 31-year-old has benefitted from playing centrally – a much more natural position that the wing where he was used frequently by ‘Boro. His intelligent movement makes him a nightmare for defenders to deal with and his arrival could help Salomon Rondon finally find his rhythm at St. James Park. Stuani is also a huge aerial threat, scoring a host of his goals from headers last year.
Benitez should be doing all he can to convince Stuani to return to England in January.
Newcastle fans, thoughts?