According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Newcastle United harbour an interest in bringing Everton defender Mason Holgate to St. James’ Park – with Toffees supporters lambasting the news on Twitter and hinting that the potential move is a pipe dream.
Holgate, who has started 13 Premier League games this campaign after a successful loan spell at West Bromwich Albion in 2018/19, has arguably been one of the Toffees’ key players defensively – averaging three clearances per game alongside centre-back partner Yerry Mina, as per WhoScored.com. The Englishman’s form has appeared to oust compatriot Michael Keane out of the starting eleven – with Holgate recording more tackles per game (1.5) than his out-of-form teammate. As a result, Everton supporters have been racking their brains over how the 23-year-old could be linked with a move away from Goodison Park – especially with the arrival of new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Here’s how they responded on Twitter to the rumour:
Can’t see this happening, Holgate has been one of our best players this season.
— Tonuptoney (@tonuptoney) January 16, 2020
😂😂😂 In their dreams.
— Josh Oldfield (@toffee_Oldfield) January 16, 2020
— Crawford (@LPMCrawford01) January 16, 2020
Give them Keane and keep Holgate
— Brady Scott (@BradySKAHT) January 16, 2020
they even dream of Holgate they better wake up & apologise
— paul le comte (@five15design) January 16, 2020
Oh come on like that’s ever gonna happen
— Doddy EFC (@tsdoddy) January 16, 2020
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