According to reports in The Mirror, Newcastle United are exploring the possibility of bringing goalkeeper Joe Hart to St James’ Park on loan during the January transfer window, and Magpies fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The 30-year-old is currently on a season-long loan deal with West Ham United from Manchester City, but he has lost his place to Adrian in recent weeks following some disappointing performances.
The Mirror says that Rafa Benitez is keen to bring the England international in this month, but it will rely on West Ham, Man City and the stopper agreeing to end his loan at the London Stadium early.
Newcastle supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the potential addition of Hart via social media, and while one said “relegation it is then”, another said “please say this is a joke”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Oh god, please say this is a joke. He's nowhere near as good as he was and for the price I'd keep Elliot, darlow and woodman instead
— Brian Murphy (@4LeggedGeordie) January 5, 2018
Please god no ☹️
— ian (@ianbarratt26) January 6, 2018
Can't be true. Has anyone watched him play this year? Goal doesn't seem to be the problem right now. Getting someone in to score a few goals on a consistent basis would be more helpful.
— Dave Perehudoff (@DavidPerehudoff) January 5, 2018
Relegation it is then
— Anthony Gleeson (@Gleeson1985) January 6, 2018
Why bother? No better than what we got.
— asswell (@GlobeX_Hank) January 5, 2018
Jesus Christ no
— Mikey Hall (@Mikeyhall4) January 5, 2018
Ohhh god say or isn't true!!! Please!!!! We have enough problems without that dope in goal for us, rather have my 91 year old granny between the sticks, it just gets worse and worse arggggg
— John Decarteret Jr (@DecarteretJr) January 5, 2018