This summer has been one that the Newcastle fans on Twitter have struggled to get excited about and now that the club sold Chancel Mbemba the fans are even more depressed with their business. A lot of fans feel that the Congolese centre-back never got given a fair chance on Tyneside and now he’s joined Porto they’ll never see him grow into the player they all wanted.
Thanks to all the fans of NUFC for the love you showed me!! I ll never forget that !
— chancel mbemba (@mbemba22) 23 July 2018
Whilst the fans are all sad to see Mbemba leave the club, they all agree that Rafa Benitez knows best and they’re happy to get behind any decision that their Spanish gaffer makes, including this one to cash in on Mbemba. The Magpies will be hoping the funds from this sale will be put towards bringing some players into St James Park this summer, although none of the fans are optimistic of that.
This summer is already looking like a disaster for the fans and as Rafa Benitez continues to barter with clubs, wheeling and dealing for bargains, the fans continue to wonder what this means for the upcoming season. For the most part, last season was successful and the club did superbly well to finish 10th, now though, it looks like survival will be deemed as a success given the lack of resources available to Benitez.
You can read the fans’ messages for Mbemba here:
Didn’t want to see you go Chancel, always rated you but in a way your one of the lucky ones escaping! Good luck for the future.
— Mark Cox (@markcox87) July 23, 2018
Good luck Chancel! You’ll be missed! #onceageordiealwaysageordie
— Jayde (@jegnufc91) 23 July 2018
Good luck mbemba. Always a class act for us. Thank u for ur services to our club
— Shay (@Shay26862611) July 23, 2018
Good luck big man, pity it didn’t work out at #NUFC All the best you’ll be a star at Porto
— Gavin Daly (@gavindaly79) 23 July 2018
Good luck lad pic.twitter.com/BZmquJLtKU
— Dylan (@dyIanbrett) 23 July 2018
Rafa's got this one wrong
— Michael Fearon (@freno9) July 23, 2018
love you big Chancel
— Gav Bono Hole (@Gareth_Hole) 23 July 2018
Good luck Chancel and thanks for everything xx
— Sheila Hood (@nosyparker1) July 23, 2018
As you can see there’s a lot of emotions in play as the fans say their goodbyes to Chancel Mbemba.