Joelinton holds the answers now we have heard from Mike Ashley, Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley - football

Joelinton holds the answers now we have heard from Mike Ashley, Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley



Joelinton has found himself unwittingly as the key figure in the battle for hearts and minds at Newcastle United.
Or put simply maybe, the battle for the truth at St James Park.
Mike Ashley, Rafa Benitez and ‘Lee Charnley’ have all had their say…but just who can you believe"

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Mike Ashley was so excited by the prospect of signing Joelinton, he says he was willing to donate 23m of his own personal cash to get Rafa Benitez to accept the deal in February. A little bit of a surprise considering the owner had lifted 33m out of the NUFC cashflow only a few months earlier against the ‘debt’ he had against his own club.
As for Lee Charnley, on Sunday, in ‘his’ programme notes he stated that the signing was all agreed in February but Rafa Benitez refused to agree to it, meaning they had to wait until after they had forced Rafa out of the club at the end of June before signing the Brazilian. As for Rafa Benitez, he was straight to the point: ‘Charnley?s comments in the programme about having a deal agreed for Joelinton in February explains a lot that I couldn?t understand at that time. After three years of unfulfilled promises, I didn?t trust them.’
Mike Ashley valued Joelinton at 43m, Rafa Benitez (according to Ashley) valued the Brazilian at 20m.
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source: themag
URL source: https://www.themag.co.uk/

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