According to the Mirror, Newcastle United are planning to make a move for wantaway Manchester United defender Phil Jones in the summer. Unsurprisingly the latest transfer link has driven loads of supporters crazy.
Jones has fallen out of favour with Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and United are willing to let him go at the end of the season for £12m.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is eager to do a deal with his old club as the 28-year-old defender has bags of Premier League and European experience. Jones has won the Premier League, the Europa League, the FA Cup and the League Cup during his time at Old Trafford (Transfermarkt).
However, the England international has suffered from an injury-stricken career and has only made eight appearances this season, including two games in the English top flight. Jones’ current market value is registered at £8.1m via Transfermarkt.
Newcastle have plenty of options at the back, with fan favourite Federico Fernandez recently signing a new contract extension, so Jones would find himself competing against him, Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune.
Predictably a whole host of the Toon Army have slammed the club’s link to the English centre-back, with one supporter adding an offer would be an “absolute waste of money.”
Take a look at some of the angriest reactions so far…
He’s not good enough. Absolute waste of money.
— Martin Ormston (@martyorm) March 15, 2020
One of the worst defenders in the premier league, he’s been awful since before Fergie retired. Wouldn’t even want him as sixth choice on a free transfer.
— ⚽️ (@PhilHeppenstall) March 15, 2020
This generation’s Steven Taylor. I would rather see an academy defender in the lineup ahead of Jones. Every defender at our club is better then him.
— Mississauga Geordie (@GeordieSauga) March 15, 2020
Why do we want to buy the worst English centre half in the premier league ?
— ALAN POTTER (@ALANPOTTER9) March 15, 2020
Sweet Devine mother of Jesus. I wouldn’t give him a start in a 5 a side never kind the premier league. I’d rather take back Boumsong.
— Brendan connor (@mush_connor) March 15, 2020
If we pay money for Phil Jones it will truly be our rock bottom as a football club.
— Barry Blakely (@BarryBlakely) March 15, 2020
I’d rather play with 10 men that have that clown on the pitch
— Stan Daroli (@standaroli) March 15, 2020
Reason enough to fire him. Bring Rafa back.
— Tryon Maples (@MaplesTryon) March 15, 2020
How much is Phil Jones worth?
£10m or more
Less than £10m
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