Newcastle United have been handed a huge boost in their quest to secure survival in the Premier League, with reports sharing some very good news.
The Shields Gazette claims Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is under no pressure at all to sell players in the January transfer window if he does not want to, giving the Spanish manager free reign to rejuvenate his squad in the market.
A number of players have been linked with moves away from Tyneside this month and, whilst the likes of Jonjo Shelvey, Aleksander Mitrovic and Jack Colback could be offloaded, Benitez will not have to sell any player that he doesn’t want to.
However, Benitez’s funds are still limited due to ongoing takeover talk and the outgoing deals mentioned above are likely to be crucial to the experienced boss’ plans- as he can expect to raise around £30m from the departures of the three aforementioned players, as well as reducing the wage bill.
An injection of quality is needed, which can prove costly, but Benitez’s experience in the market may prove to be vital- as well as his relationship with former employers like Liverpool and Real Madrid, with the club being linked with deals for Daniel Sturridge and Kiko Casilla respectively.