Newcastle United fans seemed to be thanking their lucky stars that Steve Bruce is reportedly downbeat over the chances of signing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.
Who should start for Newcastle, Joelinton or Andy Carroll?
Morelos has scored 28 times this season in all competitions, so with Newcastle’s attackers lacking goals (with no forward notching more than once by the end of the calendar year), sourcing a striker in January could do the Magpies the world of good.
However, there were several concerns regarding the Colombian’s disciplinary record, which has seen the striker sent off twice this month alone, while the 23-year-old was dismissed five times last season.
Last week, he was sent off for a second bookable offence for diving towards the end of last weekend’s Old Firm match.
As a result, fans reacted positively to reports from the Daily Star that Bruce is not too hopeful of bringing Morelos to St. James’ Park due to Rangers’ attempts to win a first Scottish title in nine years.
You can find some of the reaction to the rumours below:
A complete and utter liability,if that’s his calibur of player wa knackered
— spugysnr (@spugysnr) December 31, 2019
Good player when he’s not serving a ban…
— Phil Lindsay (@pl) December 31, 2019
Yup…. SPL quality is exactly what we need, rangers wont sell their best asset cheap. just be another Joel. Answers pretty simple, buy a PL proven goal scorer, give Joel time to adapt to the English game and bobs ya uncle. We NEED a play maker before all else.
— Anth Sloan (@AnthonySloan2) December 31, 2019
Awful but probably cheap
— Paul Upton (@Puptonogood) December 31, 2019
makes mitro look like an angel
— Wayne heathwaite (@Wayneheathwaite) December 31, 2019
We’ve only just got rid of a striker who gets handed red cards like they’re birthday cards. We don’t need another
— Robert Brown (@rbrown172) December 31, 2019
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