Date: 9th June 2021 at 1:45pm
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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from NUFC HQ, which has relayed news from Football Insider on Rafael Benitez.

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They claim that the Spaniard is the top target for the Saudi-backed consortium, should their takeover of the Toon finally be approved.

They also state that the club are confident that the takeover will finally go through after the arbitration case set to take place in July.

This has drawn the attention of these Toon fans who are hoping that Benitez returns.

Rafa with a blank cheque is a fantastic thought but it’s just not going to happen is it.”

@christoph339

Please God”

@JackJDees

I hope so, he has unfinished business with us.”

@Ausman49617557

Do you think Benitez would come back to Newcastle?

Yes, it is possible

Yes, it is possible

No, he has had his time

No, he has had his time

The Spaniard took charge of 146 games as Newcastle manager and could see the potential of the club, but under Mike Ashley, it was never realised, and Benitez departed in the summer of 2019.

He is now out of work and apparently has been lined up for the Toon job.

This post continued to draw in Newcastle fans who had their say.

Come home Rafa”

@bennylad15

I would have Rafa over all day but I would rather us go for a Zidane or Conte if we get this take over please don’t say they wouldn’t come money talks”

@Barmy2Toon

Rafa the best in world football without a club!!!! Fact”

@Dunn2Damian

“I will cry buckets……”

@neuromancerwill

It is clear that many Toon fans would love to see Benitez back on Tyneside, but it seems as if it all hinges on Newcastle’s arbitration case in July.

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