Newcastle fans have been struggling as of late. Their side is fighting relegation with a manager who looks destined to leave in summer, an owner who cares more about purchasing failing retailers than football players and they can’t get any deals over the line. That’s become even more apparent as Gelson Martins has opted for Monaco over them.
Gelson Martins joins Monaco on loan https://t.co/T5fHTd2jNg
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 27, 2019
To hear that a promising young player has chosen a loan move to Monaco ahead of one to Newcastle may not sound too ludicrous on the face of things. However, when you look a little deeper it really shows how toxic Mike Ashley’s Newcastle have become. Monaco are a side in dire-straits, yet players would still rather move to the Stade Louis II ahead of St James Park.
The French side has lost the majority of their stars, sit in the Ligue 1 relegation zone and have just sacked Thierry Henry and hired his predecessor in Leonardo Jardim. The French club are also suffering major financial issues and look like they’ll be bailing out of the French top flight, yet players are still picking a season there ahead of one in the Northeast of England, and the fans Magpies’ aren’t at all shocked.
You can read the Geordies’ thoughts on Martins’ Monaco move here:
@NUFC would rather play for a club who as mentioned are managerless & looking to re-employ a manager they sacked about 4 months ago who are 2nd bottom of the league & play in front of crowds of about 8,000!! God we must be a lost cause!!
— Paul Brown (@pbrowndday) 27 January 2019
Thought you said they were cash strapped Lee?
— Mark (@_MSC26) January 27, 2019
Is this not just rubbing salt in the wounds?
— Ronnie Templar Kennedy (Rev) (@RonnieTemplar) January 27, 2019
Didn’t even bother talking to @NUFC apparently. I wonder why
— neilB (@neilTheMagpie) 27 January 2019
The sense of surprise, of shock, amongst #NUFC supporters is palpable!!
— Koby (@kobysnews) January 27, 2019
So he’s joined managerless Monaco instead of us. Goes to show what players think of us once they’ve met those in charge
— Dan Dares (@geordiecrews) January 27, 2019
cheers for that Lee
— ryan (@ffsRiviere) January 27, 2019
Wtf does lee Charmless actually do? Sits at the games like a fat duffer, staring into space! The brain power of Homer Simpson
— BasherBate (@basherbate) 27 January 2019
The Magpies hate what their club has become and will be desperate to get back to times where their club can actually sign players.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!