With the transfer deadline just six days away and his contract approaching its a year ago, Benítez aired his concern about the current situation and admitted he was fearful about the oncoming season: "The fans have to be concerned, we are concerned".
They want the club's spending to match Benitez's - and their - ambition and although pleased with Motu's arrival, they hope he will not be the last before the transfer window closes next week.
Benitez is particularly frustrated at Newcastle's failure to meet Rondón's £16.5mn release clause but the striker is almost 29 and Ashley does not like signing players over 26 because he feels they become depreciating assets. It's concerning with the season 10 days away.
The Japanese player has been granted a work permit for his move to Newcastle and he could be in line to make his first team debut for the club when the Magpies take on Tottenham in their first Premier League game of the new season on Saturday 11 August.
While the vast majority are sympathetic with Benitez, one man who is not is Richard Keys.
"Shut up Rafa - or walk - which is your right", he wrote.
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Wait, what? Why Keys has such a strong, and controversial opinion on Newcastle's situation is absolutely baffling.
"You're a very fearless man if you go out and criticise the owners, which to be fair is what he is doing", said Allardyce.
Rafa Benítez has complained of a lack of expenditure from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley recently, and revealed that he has no idea what's going on with the Toon's transfer strategy.
"But Rafa's courageous enough and experienced enough to do it".
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