Rafa Benitez hints he’s ready to commit future to Newcastle, under certain terms

Boss Benitez, who has 18 months left on his contract, has had preliminary talks with Toon owner Mike Ashley about a new deal.

But first Benitez is anxious to see his squad strengthened before the transfer window closes on Wednesday.

So far, Brazilian winger Kenedy – signed on loan from today’s FA Cup opponents Chelsea – has been the only new recruit this month.

But ahead of the fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge, for which Kenedy, 21, is ineligible, former Blues boss Benitez was pressed on his own situation.

He said: “I don’t think this is the point now, before this game, to talk about whether I’ve been offered a new contract or not.

“My focus is just to be sure I’m ready for games and I still have another year after this, so it’s not an issue.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *