There have been several reports of Rafa Benitez making plans to leave NUFC at the end of this season, with more reports of contact from China and Italy.
I am still shocked he is at Newcastle still, especially when he has the same sized transfer budget as he did at Liverpool years ago, how crazy is that! So it will be no surprise to me should he leave, and I wouldn’t blame him either because there comes a time when his patience will be lost.
Chelsea have done NUFC fans a massive favour by loaning Kenedy, but Conte will be loathed to sell him at the end of the season so we’ll be back to square one then. It remains to be seen whether we can attract more players, but should we not I fully expect Rafa to walk.