The Newcastle fans on Twitter who have been scouring the internet for some inside knowledge on they’ll be signing this summer aren’t convinced by links to Michail Antonio. The West Ham man has a bad injury record and with the Hammers looking to cash in for £10 million, it looks like Mike Ashley will look elsewhere.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 13, 2018
Newcastle look destined to sign Andros Townsend this summer and could be selling Matt Ritchie to fund that deal. The fans thought this summer would be a much better one for them as they were made to believe that funds would be made available for them to use in the pursuit of a number of key players. However, it looks like it will be same old same old for the Magpies who aren’t used to getting good news during transfer windows.
If anything, at least the fans are realistic about their chances of getting certain players and Antonio is one of those. The Geordies don’t seem to interested by their club’s pursuit of the versatile forward and with his fee making up what would be a large chunk of their transfer budget it just seems to make sense for the club to take a pass on the West Ham forward.
You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on Antonio here:
I wouldn’t take Antonio. With a limited budget and Antonio costing £10m+ I would rather the money is spent elsewhere. We wanted Kenedy and Townsend. Get AT in and then go all out on a striker
— Andy Ebdale (@ebdale4) July 13, 2018
We won’t sign either? Never mind both
— Scott Daley (@ScottDaley26) 13 July 2018
Or sign Townsend and keep Ritchie
— Jonathan Grieve (@jonniegrieve) July 13, 2018
Antonio wants to stay in London
— Andrew (@afinley406) July 13, 2018
Not going to happen as its a sell to buy policy
— Anonymous (@anonymousChap9) July 13, 2018
Townsend won’t happen without Antonio going to palace
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) July 13, 2018
The Newcastle fans are realistic if nothing else and are all sure that Antonio won’t be signing.