New­cas­tle trio is­sue state­ment

Sunderland Echo - - News -

New­cas­tle United have re­leased a joint state­ment to sup­port­ers from man­ag­ing direc­tor Lee Charn­ley, man­ager Rafa Ben­itez and cap­tain Ja­maal Las­celles.

The mes­sage de­fends the club’s trans­fer pol­icy, de­spite hav­ing the low­est net spend in the Premier League and mak­ing around £20mil­lion from this sum­mer’s trans­fer win­dow.

A se­ries of protests are planned ahead of to­mor­row’s Premier League opener at home to Tottenham, with sup­port­ers keen to vent their anger to­wards owner Mike Ash­ley.

The state­ment also goes against Ben­itez’s com­ments fol­low­ing New­cas­tle’s 4-0 de­feat to Braga in pre-sea­son, when the man­ager said fans “need to be con­cerned” ahead of the new sea­son.

In the state­ment it says “We know our sup­port­ers are in­cred­i­bly pas­sion­ate and we know that pas­sion will be chan­nelled into sup­port­ing the play­ers we have in black and white on Satur­day, and ev­ery match­day there­after.”

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