The Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern can only dream about Champions League nights from days gone by, though that’s not to say that life isn’t going well on Tyneside right now. Indeed, Rafa Benitez has the Toon ticking along nicely, despite some problems during the summer transfer window.
With that in mind, the punters propping up our bar are excited about the potential dealings Benitez could pull off during the New Year sales. While Mike Ashley may not have backed his man in the market, a potential new owner could, meaning the Magpies could take a step closer to restoring former glories.
One man who did impress in the Champions League last night with a Toon connection was Besiktas star, Cenk Tosun. The Turkish marksman bagged two goals for the Super Lig champions away at Monaco last night, seriously impressing the punters clad in black and white who frequent in their droves.
Newcastle’s forward department is a relative cause for concern right now, so links with a move for the 26-year-old have excited our Toon-mad locals. As you can imagine, his showing last night certainly made a mark on them.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter to Cenk Tosun’s Champions League performance.
Tosun's double last night very impressive. Step up, Charnley! #NUFC
— NothingButNewcastle (@NowtButNewc) October 18, 2017
I'd take him, all day long
— James Halliday (@JamesHalliday1) October 17, 2017
I like him. He looks like a canny player.
— Burnsie ⚽
He looks good, but these goals are only going to drive up his price. Appears to be one of Besiktas' key players . #nufc
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) October 17, 2017
Think he's suit PM. Turks normally do (hard)
— Ian Woodger (@IanWoodger) October 17, 2017