Newcastle fans are bashing yet another failure in the transfer market, as the heavily linked Valon Berisha is set to join Lazio.
According to Di Marzio, Berisha will join Serie A side Lazio after the Italian giants agreed a €8m (£7m) fee with Red Bull Sazburg.
Rafael Benitez needs some serious additions at the top end of his team this summer, and Berisha has been reported as his playmaker target.
Benitez wants to add more goals to his side, and signing a winger, striker and number ten would certainly go a long way to achieving that goal.
It doesn’t look like that number ten will be Berisha though, with the crafty playmaker, who grabbed 12 goals last season, all set to move to Italy.
Fans have often been frustrated by Mike Ashley’s transfer activity, or lack thereof, and the overriding feeling about the move for Berisha is disappointment but not surprise.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
We are so slow we end up going backwards so same old same old.
— Don (@NUFCDon) June 26, 2018
Well atleast we can say we tried… I mean interested in a player is deemed as trying under the Ashley regime… So unlucky guys better luck next target.
— TMW (@TilehurstsOwn) June 26, 2018
The Toon losing a transfer target because of sitting on their hands, couldn’t happen surely?
— Jack Dees (@JackJDees) June 26, 2018
— Tony Oakley (@TonyOakley_00) June 26, 2018
We just ‘couldn’t get him over that big fat line’ AGAIN tut tut ?#nufc
— Claire wildsmith (@clairethehair36) June 26, 2018
Gonna be one of them windows again?♂️
— JackBryan8 (@Jackbryan27) June 25, 2018
nah we’ll pay double that for some bench warmer
— keegan bews (@whynotkeegan) June 25, 2018