Newcastle fans here in the Tavern are hoping for a hectic couple of days business from their side, with an all-important striker still yet to be secured.
Rafa Benitez has been on the receiving end of criticism at times for how his side has performed, with the underlying faults in attacking areas being something that the Spaniard has been held liable for. After bringing in fellow countryman Joselu in the summer months, fans have labelled this a disaster having gone on to produce just four goals in 23 appearances for the Magpies. And, with the likes of Dwight Gayle and Aleksandr Mitrovic stagnating in the background after helping to no avail in their quest for Premier League football, questions are being asked of the decision-making.
However, after it was believed that the Magpies had their eyes set firmly on securing the services of Nicolai Jorgensen, it looks as if Mike Ashley may not like being held to a £20 million ransom for the striker. Indeed, typical of the Magpies’ season, just as fans thought the search for a striker was broadening and that they’d found their man, it looks as if they’ve turned their attention to Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge. As Sky Sports Reporter Keith Downie took to his Twitter account to state that Newcastle’s enquiry for the Englishman is falling on deaf ears.
Newcastle’s enquiry for Daniel Sturridge falling on deaf ears as we’re told the England striker is set to choose West Brom for family reasons.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 29, 2018
Following the post, Newcastle fans were quick to hope that their interest is lying somewhere away from Daniel Sturridge, as they go on in search of a different addition.
So without further ado, here’s a look at exactly what thought about the news on social media…
tell me we're in for someone else
— NG (@NewcastleGoals) January 29, 2018
Fair enough, good signing for West Brom if he can stay fit, but it shows how far we have fallen under Mike Ashley. Relegation rivals strengthening as we "consider making moves", without being held to ransom of course.
— Toon Photography (@toonphotography) January 29, 2018
His mam's told him to stay away from Mike Ashley…
— The Mag (@NUFCTheMag) January 29, 2018
Whats plan B do we even have one
— Waqas (@waqasNUFCtoon) January 29, 2018
Show how far we have fallen when you get turned down for West Brom. Embarrassing
— Paul Davison (@dubtoon) January 29, 2018
— Mikey Hall (@Mikeyhall4) January 29, 2018
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So much for Rafas pulling power, another zero
— Tom Watson (@tomwatsonishome) January 29, 2018