Benitez agent gives contract update


Rafa BenitezRafa Benitez’s uncertain future has today been discussed by his agent in the Italian media but West Ham has so far remained unmentioned.

Mauel Garcia Quillon has revealed that there’s a possibility the former Liverpool and Chelsea boss will sign a new deal with Napoli.

He told  Calciomercato.com “There is a chance,”(of him signing a new Napoli deal)  At the moment, there is no update on the contractual situation of Benitez.”

Benitez’s current contract with the Italian club runs out at the end of the season, and no new deal is in place.

West Ham remain keen to bring him back to the Premier League but their problem concerns a transfer budget which is expected to be restricted to around £25 million this summer.

That may not be sufficient for Benitez to sign the players he believes he would need to set the team up for their first Olympic Stadium season.

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  • mattefumi el loco says:

    sad news… but I expected it… anyway, if there’s even a remote possibility don’t give up… personal opinion.

  • Rads says:

    We aint be mentioned because he wont come to us 😉

  • bubs says:

    Now there we are 2 Daves you want the man he wants to come back to England,
    He left Valencia when they won the double because they would not spend money and build on the squad its up to you,
    If you want to sell the club for a profit when we move invest now put 100 million in now and add to your price when you sell a top 4 team in the best stadium in London.
    It’s only money and it’s good business ask Mrs Brady

  • TysonM says:

    How the f*ck is the transfer budget only going to be 25m,we spent more last year didnt we?.Its not like we are going to make much from the sales of the crap Allardyce still has as his favourites,or are we going to sell Cresswell or Valencia to get more funds?.

  • TysonM says:

    So according to this then,Sullivan expects to sign two world class players & another two or three for 25m total,i dont think so.

  • bubs says:

    Tyson 8 mil Jenkinson 8 Mil the Spanish midfielder ( can’t remember how to spell his name)
    9 mil for another forward 6 mil from getting shot of Jarvis,Nolan,.
    Zarate and Magia return free,if BFS goes maybe 8 mil for Carroll,
    Nene free,Oxford,freeBurke,free,Henry,free,
    Out Demel,O,Brien and Cole.

  • Dainon17 says:

    They will blame the small budget on FFP

  • jwood362 says:

    Well if we end up in this Europa league next season aswell I think we will be in trouble. We’re scrapping through now with injuries.
    If we only spend 25m it could have a reverse impact on our famous last season at Upton park.
    Imagine this, Sam stays and we play how we have been for recent months but in Europe. Who are we going to impress because it won’t be the poor travelling fans! Let alone for future signings when we go OS.
    Do we really need Europe now with all this going on, Or can we do this?

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