Newcastle fans are absolutely loving a report linking them with Georginio Wijnaldum, and they’re even talking about bringing back more former players.
According to Turkish outlet Takvim, Newcastle are battling Fenerbahce for the signing of Wijnaldum.
The report claims the Dutchman has decided to leave Liverpool, perhaps no surprise given the Reds could yet add another new signing to the midfield signings of Naby Keita and Fabinho.
Wijnaldum swapped St. James’ for Anfield in 2016 after scoring 11 Premier League goals in his lone season on Tyneside.
The report says Fenerbahce want the 27 year-old to be their new number eight, but that the Magpies have already made him an offer.
If the £27m-rated midfielder does leave Anfield, there can’t be many places he’d rather go than Newcastle, where he certainly enjoyed the home crowd, even if his away performances were disappointing.
The Chronicle have this morning denied claims that an offer has been made for the Dutchman, but fans are hoping they’re wrong.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where a certain Frenchman is drawing some jokes his way…
If's it true? Yep. In a heartbeat.
— Eddie Mackalicious (@eddiemack5) July 12, 2018
Would be a great signing for Rafa!
— Shaun Brown (@shaunbrowny) July 12, 2018
Winning one games keeps you up. Might as well sign a player who only scores home goals! Back in his favoured number 10 role at club that loves him why not
— Bri??????? (@Bri2889) July 12, 2018
Would be very good ?
— Elliot◾◽ (@ElliotNufc) July 12, 2018
Maybe a cheeky £5m bid for Sissoko as well. He seemed to do well under Benitez, too
— Andy Lishman (@alish79) July 12, 2018
— James Peacock (@James_Peacock98) July 12, 2018
Gini as our #10 would be something else!
— chetan chohan (@ChetanChohan7) July 12, 2018