Leicester City are believed to be readying an offer to bring in Newcastle United's Rafael Benítez as their manager next season, as the Spaniard becomes increasingly frustrated with the Magpies' struggles to sign new players.
Despite remaining faithful to the club when they plunged into the Championship back in 2016 and immediately hauling them back up to the Premier League, Benítez has not been rewarded with a sufficient transfer budget this season. After failing to strengthen the squad, the Magpies are in danger of another relegation, as their owner, Mike Ashley, continues to withhold funds.
According to the Northern Echo, Leicester are monitoring Benítez's situation at Newcastle closely, and are believed to be ready to offer him an escape route. The Foxes board are well aware that their current boss Claude Puel is becoming an increasingly unpopular figure among fans due to a conservative style of football, and could look to make a change in the summer.
The report claims that if the Magpies are unable to conclude any business upon the transfer window closing on Thursday evening, Benítez will set in stone plans to walk away at the end of the current campaign. The Magpies are currently believed to be after
Source : 90min