The frustration felt by Rafael Benitez with regards to the club not being prepared to invest heavily in the transfer market, is something we all share.
With Rafael having worked his magic last season in ensuring the club maintained its Premier League status, the Spaniard surely deserved rewarding for his endeavours by being given a significant transfer chest.
But despite rumours of such a thing happening, once again, Newcastle have been left to scrummage around the bargain buckets of Europe.
Today, breaking news relating to the transfer market, confirms that Bournemouth are set to break their club transfer record to bring the Colombian midfielder, Jefferson Lerma to the club. The Cherries are prepared to pay £25 million to land their man, an amount of money Rafael would clearly love to have access to at St James Park.
But, weaving my way through the social media network sites, I stumbled across the following, very interesting post:
Seasons in Premier League:
Newcastle Utd: 23
Newcastle Utd: 52,000
Bournemouth: £25m (2018)
Newcastle: £16.5m (2005) https://t.co/lBJPTCb1Zi
— Adam C. (@adamecurry) August 4, 2018
To me, it makes for staggering reading.
Quite how a club, and this isn’t meant in any way as an insult like Bournemouth can outperform Newcastle in the transfer market is something I’m sure the Newcastle support would like the clubs hierarchy to explain!