According to reports in The Mirror, Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles is a £25m summer target for Premier League rivals Everton, and Magpies fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
The Mirror says that the Toffees, along with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, are all keen on the 6ft 2in centre-back following an impressive season, although he would come at a cost seeing as he only signed a new six-year deal at St James’ Park last summer.
The report of a potential £25m offer from the Merseyside outfit almost certainly would be laughed off by the Tyneside club – especially as they sold Andy Carroll and Moussa Sissoko for £35m and £30m to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur respectively in previous years.
Newcastle supporters, who are desperate on Twitter to wrap up the signing of a 22-year-old star this summer, took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one simply said “double it”, another said he’s “worth at least £50m in today’s market”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
How much did they pay for Keane?
25 million for Lascelles is no where near enough to be talked about nevermind considered.
— 57% battery (@40_40vision) May 11, 2018
👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 jog on lads, long as we have Rafa we not losing anyone he wants to keep hold of!!
— Daniel K Gillings (@dan54gillings) May 11, 2018
Double that why would he leave us for them . If rafa here he wont be leaving simple #nufc
— toon travel 2 (@RuzMark) May 11, 2018
— Burnsie ⚽ NUFC ⚽ (@BenArfaChance) May 11, 2018
Hahahahaha no where near enough. Worth at least 50m in today's market
— Lee (@eelleehar) May 11, 2018
£25m ?? Are they trying to buy 1 of his boots
— Rob. (@FootyFan2017) May 11, 2018
£25million for one of his legs. If Rafa stays I can’t see him leaving.
— Adam (@AndersonAdam91) May 11, 2018
Double or nothing, important he stays though
— Craig Harrison (@CraigHarrison6) May 11, 2018
If VVD is £75m
I want £50+
— Dan McDonald (@danmc1411) May 11, 2018
C’mon. 25 mill is crazy and at the same time too low. Give me a better replacement for under 25 mill. Why let him go if you have any ambition?
— Walter E World (@idtenteeerror) May 11, 2018