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Unwelcome reports for Newcastle United fans with key man’s future in limbo

Newcastle United have assured safety in the Premier League next season, however, fans in the Transfer Tavern will be concerned that they could lose a key figure at the club at the end of the campaign.

The Magpies have defied all the odds that they would go straight back done to the Championship with an impressive 2018, having lost just three games in the top-flight, calling for Rafa Benitez to be handed a new deal.

The locals have urged the club to conduct talks and strike a deal with the former Liverpool and Chelsea boss on a number of times and will want them to get on with it quickly, especially with interest in him increasing.

Arsenal are rumoured to have been looking at him, however, the Daily Star are claiming that the Spaniard is top of the list for Leicester City. The Foxes have had a disappointing campaign and see Benitez as the ideal man to take over from Claude Puel, who has come under fire recently.

It is believed he wants to remain at St James’ Park and continue to rebuild the squad, however, there is plenty of uncertainty surrounding the future of the club and a move to the King Power Stadium could prove to be too good of an offer to turn down.

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The Newcastle fans in the Tavern will be desperate to keep Benitez at the club for as long as possible, having become a legend at the club in his short time in the North-East, and will be urging Mike Ashley to get talks underway and completed quickly.

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