Newcastle United fans fear that Rafael Benitez’s plan to ask for £20 million to spend in the January transfer window will backfire.
The Spanish boss wants £20 million to spend to bring in his desired targets, but Newcastle fans fear that he has no chance of getting the required quality on such a budget.
to be honest 20 million wouldnt buy a decent defender these days never mind a striker, to fill those 3 positions with quality would probably knock us back 50 million at least— jimmy kelly (@xskye69x) December 5, 2017
£20 for all that yeah right unless we're getting another Joselu— TOON BARMY (@Aggaz82) December 5, 2017
If he can get all them for £20m, he can do my Christmas shopping— G Mac #24 (@supamactoon) December 5, 2017
Didn't Rafa say 10 million buys a player who can just kick it forward but we are spending 20 million on 3 players? #Great— PL (@paulzim) December 5, 2017
That very limited expenditure will not secure signings of the calibration needed. £20m will barely buy the much needed striker alone.— James Holliday (@JamesHolliday15) December 5, 2017
I hope he doesn't waste it this time like he did with Joselu— Jim Wilkinson (@jimw1892) December 5, 2017
20 million is a joke— Jay (@JasonEl29818906) December 5, 2017
Needs 80 at least
All for £20m? Bargain basement again then.— Mike Denton (@MikeDenton19) December 5, 2017
Not get much with £20m— A.K.Blk (@BlackAliblack1) December 5, 2017
What a laugh 20m a championship club spend more. Heading for relegation again— WAYNE HALL (@hallwayne04) December 5, 2017
Whether Benitez will even have £20 million to spend is likely to depend on if Newcastle’s takeover goes through.
Amanda Staveley is attempting to buy the North East club from Mike Ashley, and if the businesswoman does take charge, she is likely to hand Benitez a sizeable amount of funds.
Ashley, though, could opt not to re-invest in Newcastle in January, if he is at the helm, due to his desire to sell the club.
Newcastle have already been linked with a whole host of players ahead of the window re-opening, with Benitez confirming that players who can immediately step into his side’s first-team are being targeted.