There are a number of things that will give Newcastle United fans something to be concerned about over the remaining few months of the Premier League season. The Magpies will continue to look cautiously over their shoulders regarding the relegation zone as they sit remain in a position of concern.
And, now it appears that fans could have a cause for concern regarding some of their key personnel regardless of how they finish the current campaign.
What’s the News?
According to a report by El Gol Digital, Real Sociedad are keen on bringing Rafa Benitez and Ayoze Perez to the club in the summer.
The Basque outfit are currently performing well in La Liga, however, it is claimed that they want a manager with more quality than current interim boss Imanol Alguacil and feel they can take advantage of the uncertainty at Newcastle.
Sociedad, alongside Real Betis, are interested in Perez and also believe they have a better chance of signing him if Benitez joins them at the Anoeta Stadium in the summer.
There have always been doubts regarding Benitez’s future at Newcastle, despite the fact that he appears to love the environment that he finds himself in at St. James’ Park.
Rumours continue to be thrown about where the Spaniard could be in the near future, as he is yet to sign a new deal with the club, whilst there has been speculation that the Premier League outfit could target a replacement.
There is no doubt that fans would love to see the manager remain at the club for as long as possible and those opinions will likely be the same when it comes down to Perez.
The 25-year-old has not always had the best of times in the northeast, however, he has been a key player for the club this season, having scored six goals and providing two assists in his 29 appearances so far.
However, the former Tenerife striker has recently revealed that he would like to make the move to La Liga in the future and could be tempted by a chance to join Real Sociedad as the Basque outfit continue to improve.
Newcastle fans, what do you make of the rumours surrounding Benitez and Perez? Are you worried about them? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.