After former Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka was booed off the pitch for his performance at home to Crystal Palace, prompting an emotional reaction from the player, many rumours have been floating around regarding his potential exit in January – with Newcastle United being heavily linked.
Should Newcastle sign Granit Xhaka?
The 27-year-old has amassed an impressive 86.5% pass success rate in the Premier League so far this season, notching an assist in the process, as per WhoScored.com, whilst also having ties with Toon star Fabian Schar due to their relationship as Switzerland international teammates.
All of this and more has prompted rumours that he may make the switch to Tyneside in the January transfer window if Newcastle can match his wage demands and the fee itself – but supporters are quite frankly sick of the whispers and often dismiss them entirely.
Here’s how they made their reasoning on social media.
A bad attitude? Someone who would command one of the highest salaries in the changing room and the ill feeling that goes with that, and sulk and create a bad atmosphere if not on the team sheet?
— David Littlewood (@silks06) November 19, 2019
Considering how he reacted to losing the captain’s band at Arsenal, I’d say he wouldn’t last long up here at all
— Chris Postill (@Mr_C_E_Postill) November 19, 2019
Asif yous think we would buy xhaka, more chance of bringing david batty out of retirement
— Damo (@DamonDouglas01) November 19, 2019
— Michael Graham (@Mickygraham87) November 19, 2019
Nothing. Genuinely don’t get this. Doesn’t create enough, booked all the time and pings a decent shot about 1 in every 25. With 4 good, English midfielders including 2 promising local players why bother?
— Adam Henderson (@henditoon) November 20, 2019
— Mr. Man (@kikkeliskokkel9) November 20, 2019
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— karl (@joelintoons) November 19, 2019