Newcastle United supporters have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side beat Leicester City 2-1 on Saturday to move ten points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone.
Rafa Benitez’s men went into their encounter with the Midlands outfit off the back of crucial wins over Southampton and Huddersfield Town, results which moved them up to 12th place ahead of kick-off on Saturday. And the Magpies moved into the top half of the division for the first time since October as goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez clinched all three points at the King Power Stadium, although Claude Puel’s hosts did make things interesting late on when Jamie Vardy pulled one back, although it was to no avail.
As such, there have been many thrilled Newcastle fans in the Tavern in the last few days, several of whom are growing increasingly confident that their team will indeed avoid relegation this season, what with them now ten points clear with just six games remaining.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Magpies fans to get their teeth into, not least recent reports suggesting that long-time reported target Bas Dost may seek to leave current club Sporting Lisbon this summer.
The 28-year-old has scored an impressive 24 goals in just 25 Primeira Liga games for the Portuguese giants this term, adding to the 34 he netted last time round in their run to third place in the table.
Yet recent reports suggest that the Netherlands international could seek to leave the club this summer, which has thus stimulated a response from The Newcastle Chronicle given that Benitez’s side have regularly been linked with the forward in recent times.
And rumours that the Magpies could seek to reignite their interest in the £17.1 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt) has provoked quite an emphatic reaction from Newcastle supporters on Twitter, with it fair to say that they don’t want the striker signed this summer…
I hope not. We can do a lot better. Did you see his touch against England last month.
— Ian (@ianyoung935) April 10, 2018
No premier league experience. Next Luuk deJong
— Fahmi (@fahminaim98) April 10, 2018
— Thomas Booth (@TBooth1981) April 10, 2018
You know Summer is almost here when you see a ‘Bas Dost to Newcastle’ story #nevergonnahappen
— Graeme Harwood (@RenegadeHitman) April 10, 2018
— Will (@willnufc) April 9, 2018
I’d rather Dost over Jorgensen but no thanks on either
— Nathan Moat (@nathanmoat) April 10, 2018
— Andrew Turnbull (@ajt55) April 10, 2018
Newcastle fans… what do you think? Let us know!