BENITEZ INSISTS NEWCASTLE WOULD BE A GREAT INVESTMENT WITH POTENTIAL FOR EUROPEAN RETURN
RAFAEL BENITEZ has spoken passionately about why Newcastle United are the ideal Premier League team to buy, as owner Mike Ashley edges closer to agreeing a deal to sell the club, WRITES LUKE EDWARDS.
Benitez believes Newcastle are a club worth buying for anyone who wishes to challenge for silverware in England.
“I understand 100 per cent why someone would want to buy Newcastle United,” said Benitez. “It’s very clear, it has the potential to be one of the top sides. For me, it has to be in the top six or top eight clubs, easily.
“I’ve seen some people criticising the North East, but it’s an area with great potential. This club is the only one here in this region, which is so big, you can attract anyone. It is a club with the clear potential to play in Europe again. We are already at 99 per cent capacity for home games.
“That is extremely rare. Everybody here loves football. I can see the potential, this is a wonderful opportunity for someone [to buy it], but that does not depend on me.”