Newcastle United supporters have been pretty buoyant in the Transfer Tavern this week following the Magpies’ 2-2 draw with Southampton on Sunday, as well as the developing news of a possible takeover of their club.
Rafa Benitez’s men went into their clash at St Mary’s last weekend having won three of their opening seven Premier League matches, and looked set to make that four when they twice took the lead against the Saints, first through Isaac Hayden and then Ayoze Perez. However, a brace from Manolo Gabbiadini, the second from the penalty spot after Florian Lejeune needlessly bundled over Shane Long, preserved a point for Mauricio Pellegrino’s side, keeping them just two points behind Newcastle in the Premier League table.
And although there was some frustration among our resident Magpies fans last weekend, many praised another fine performance from their side, and alongside news of a possible takeover this week, the optimism is certainly growing among those Newcastle supporters lining up at the bar.
And they are likely to have been intrigued by a report earlier this week which suggested that the North East giants tried to lure James Milner back to St James’ Park.
The 31-year-old has been at Liverpool since 2015 but has made just two Premier League starts for the Reds this season, with Alberto Moreno doing enough at left-back to reclaim that spot after a season in which Milner excelled in that position.
And as such Newcastle tried to exploit the situation but to no avail, however if things were to remain as they are, a move in January is not out of the question.
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