Ex-Newcastle United man urges owner to back Benitez in transfer market

Former Newcastle United star David Ginola has urged the club’s owner Mike Ashley to give manager Rafael Benitez the funds that he needs in this transfer window.

During the January market, there were rumours that the Spaniard could walk away due to a lack of transfer activity.

However, after winning the Championship and earning Premier League promotion at the first time of asking, Benitez and the club released statements confirming that the manager was committed to the cause.

Similar rumours have resurfaced, though, with the Daily Star reporting that the ex-Liverpool boss is growing increasingly frustrated with the failure to get deals done.

It is believed that Benitez cancelled his summer break in order to get players through the welcome gates early, but so far, only Christian Atsu is on the list of incomings.

The Star claims that the manager intends to hold talks with managing director Lee Charnley regarding the situation.

Ginola, who played for the Magpies between 1995 and 1997, believes that the club should give Benitez everything that he wants.

The Daily Star quotes the Frenchman as saying:

“You need to provide a manager like Rafa Benitez with all the amenities to help him be successful. You have to give him the chance to compete. Fans want to see the club more involved in the transfer market. You can’t just stand there and watch. Players will go and sign for other clubs and all of a sudden, it’s too late.”