Newcastle fans rage at Benitez’s transfer comments

Newcastle fans are once again furious with Mike Ashley, after comments from Rafael Benitez revealed just how desperate the boss is for some signings.

You’d be hard pushed to find another manager in the world that would put up with Ashley at Newcastle, and Benitez must have the patience of a saint.

The Spaniard took over on Tyneside with the Magpies on the brink of relegation, and although he couldn’t save them, he brought them right back up at the first time of asking before surging to an impressive tenth place finish last season.

Despite last season’s incredible end though, Ashley has again opted not to back his manager, and Benitez has finally spoken out about the lack of summer activity.

“As a manager, you would have liked to have seen these players one month ago, but if we can do something it will be better than nothing,” Rafa said.

“I think we have to strengthen everywhere.

“If we want to compete in the Premier League, we have to be stronger.

Benitez is in desperate need of some fresh firepower up front, and the sale of Chancel Mbemba surely means another centre back is coming in, although there’s no sign of one yet.

Fans can’t quite believe how poorly this summer has gone so far, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…