Yesterday’s news that Newcastle United were closing in on a deal for Norwich City forward Jacob Murphy had the Geordies propping up our bar dancing in delirious delight.
It’s been a rather slow summer on Tyneside thus far, so the fact the club were splashing out on a promising young Englishman has delighted the Toon Army in the Tavern this evening. Still, not all recent transfer reports have been met with such glee.
Indeed, according to reports over in Spain, the Magpies are keen on a move for flop defender Javier Manquillo. The Spaniard, who failed to wholly convince on loan with the likes of Liverpool and Sunderland, looks set to leave Atletico Madrid this summer.
Indeed, Mundo Deporitvo claim the 23-year-old could soon pen a three-year-deal with the Magpies.
Although DeAndre Yedlin managed to put a loan spell with the Black Cats behind him to become a fan favourite at St. James’ Park, Manquillo’s potential arrival has sparked some interesting reaction online.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Newcastle fans reacted to these reports.
Im all for #NUFC making signings, but at least make them better than what we already have. Manquillo? Hmmm
— Luke Watson (@LkWtsn) July 18, 2017
Manquillo is a strange one like.
— Allied 3iscuit (@P3rown) July 18, 2017
— Mick Bestford (@Mickbessy) July 18, 2017
We don't want anyone who's worn that shirt.
— Ad Hill (@A_J_Hill83) July 18, 2017
was touted for big things when at Atletico but loan moves have been lukewarm at best. Would be a good squad player with decent potential
— The Perennial Pundit (@PerennialPundit) July 18, 2017