According to The Mirror, Newcastle United are interested in bringing Everton defender Leighton Baines to St James’ Park in this summer’s transfer window.
Baines has been widely tipped to leave Goodison Park ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, with a number of MLS clubs believed to be interested.
Speculation surrounding Baines’ future has gathered pace with the news that the Toffees are nearing a deal for Barcelona defender Lucas Digne.
According to The Mirror, Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is interested in signing Baines on a short-term deal in this summer’s transfer window.
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Baines made 29 appearances for Everton last season despite the presence of a calf problem, and there is no question that he has been one of the best left-backs in the Premier League over the last 10 years or so.
However, the Newcastle supporters are simply not interested in a deal for the 33-year-old this summer.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
No chance we’d sign baines over Bryan with our current transfer policy
— Matthaus (@GeordieDubravka) July 30, 2018
It’s hideous to even read that article, one side looking for a quality replacement for someone who’s now a veteran in footballing terms where we’re looking to snap up said veteran, jesus man.
— Peter 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 (@Rea_ctor) July 30, 2018
No chance of that. Age and wages would prohibit a deal.
— Andrew Weatherhead (@a_weatherhead2) July 30, 2018
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) July 30, 2018
Dummett is better
— Rob (@rob077b) July 30, 2018