Quick links

Newcastle United

Some Newcastle fans react to Rafa Benitez's investment comments

Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

The former Newcastle United manager thinks the club should invest heavily in their youth academy.

Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Some Newcastle United fans are in agreement with manager Rafa Benitez that the club should invest more in their youth academy set-up.

Writing in his personal blog this week, Benitez suggested that the Magpies could get more quality prospects coming through the club like Sean and Matty Longstaff if they were prepared to invest more.

As reported by The Evening Chronicle, that specific issue was one of the points of contention that led to his departure from St James' Park this summer.

Having to face the challenges of an ever-inflating transfer market, it would certainly make sense for Newcastle to invest some of the millions they receive from TV money and tickets into future players.

 

That could give them real sustainability in the long-term and help them become more ambitious over time.

Currently they're having to pay over the odds for players that aren't making much impact in the first-team.

Obviously that doesn't mean they should pay good money for stars from other clubs, but a strategy to encompasses both first-team signings and the academy is one which can bring success.

Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans after the match during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in...

Some Newcastle supporters certainly agree, with this lot taking to Twitter to share their thoughts this week...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch