Rafael Benitez has put pen to paper on a new three year deal at Newcastle United. The popular Spaniard has held talks with potential new ownerSheikh Khaled and has said he is excited about the future of the club but admits it could be a long summer before the club start splashing the cash as they await final terms being agreed between Mike Ashley and Sheikh Khaled before league approval will be required but Rafa is excited about the potential of Newcastle United under their new ownership.
Benitez “I am so happy so be extending my deal with Newcastle United. I spoke with the new owner last week and he told me of his plans to make Newcastle one of the top teams not just in England but in Europe as well, obviously we have to wait for the takeover before we can start to really invest in the team but things are looking up for this sleeping giant. Newcastle are a team that should be achieving a lot more with the facilities we have and the support we receive week in week out and I am keen to help take the club to the next level.”
It is expected that the deal won’t be completed until Mid August but the Sheikh will be investing in the club as soon as the takeover is complete and Rafa says it is crucial they sign the right players
Benitez “It would be easy to go out and waste a load of the money on players we don’t need but we don’t want to do that. We are confident that the deal will go through but until then the aim is to try and find our targets and get the ball rolling so when the takeover is complete we can bring two or three players in. The owner wants a marquee signing so it is crucial we bring in the right top player to help push the club.”