‘Rafa In’ ‘Some Things Never Change’: Fans Pondering Newcastle United’s Future Amid Takeover Talks

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans after the match during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

It has been quite a busy summer transfer window for Newcastle United so far. We are already in the final month of Rafael Benitez’s contract, which is set to expire at the end of June. The Spaniard has been linked with a move away from the Tyneside, with Roma a potential destination.

The uncertain future of Benitez has also taken a considerable hit in Newcastle’s business in the transfer window, with very few players being linked in recent weeks. But most importantly, it has been the takeover talks, which has dominated the news, of late.

It was believed that the Magpies were on the verge of a takeover from Bin Zayed Group with club owner Mike Ashley being involved in serious negotiations in recent days. But, among all these clouds of uncertainties, Newcastle fans haven’t had a great time, and it has been rather evident when looking at some of the reactions from social media.

Most of the fans were fuming at the lengthy negotiations over the Bin Zayed takeover and the fact that it could potentially end in a no go.


Conservative Newcastle fans, meanwhile, are still in support of Rafa remaining at the club beyond this summer.

The optimistic Newcastle fans also played their part as a successful takeover could potential make Newcastle one of the biggest teams in England.

Some were quick to troll Newcastle’s transfer targets amid ongoing talks of a massive takeover.

And it also applies to the other side of the spectrum.

An ageing teenager who apparently still likes Twenty One Pilots and HIMYM. Also fascinated by Greek and Egyptian mythology and history. Still waiting for my man Milos Raonic to win a Grand Slam.