According to reports in the Chronicle Live, Newcastle United are locked in talks to sign £20m-rated Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen before the January transfer window slams shut next Wednesday, and Magpies fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
Magpies manager Rafa Benitez is keen to sign a new centre-forward to boost his goal-shy team before the end of the month, with the Tyneside outfit only scoring 22 goals in 24 Premier League matches so far this season.
Jorgensen has netted nine goals in 19 appearances in all competitions for the Eredivisie outfit this term, and United owner Mike Ashley is reportedly willing to break the club’s transfer record to bring the 27-year-old to St James’ Park.
Newcastle supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the potential deal, and while one said moving for him is a “massive mistake”, another simply said “Championship here we come”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Players from the dutch league never fill me with much hope!
— James Thornton (@thornta) January 24, 2018
Sounds like another Vincent janssen ?
— Kelvin Small (@smally_kel) January 24, 2018
Please don't sign him. Several Injuries in the past
— Dan Aggertoft (@AggerToon) January 24, 2018
Jorgensen is quick target man who could do a good job in the prem so i reckon it would be a good signing if we are able to get him
— David (@SimplyMerino_) January 23, 2018
Ffs bang average
— Nathan Moat (@nathanmoat) January 23, 2018
As a club we need to have faith in who Rafa picks, he's in a limited market Jorgensen is a target man so I for one will support not slander
— . (@Tyler_S9) January 23, 2018
Not the striker we need
— Will Thurkettle (@thurkettlewill) January 23, 2018
Is this the Mystery record signing? Absolutely massive mistake if he is mind
— Dayle (@DayleBarron) January 23, 2018
Massively disappointing. Unproven. Average record in a tin pot league. I'd rather play Mitro than this guy… I'd take any of the prem strikers we're linked to over him aswell. Imagine breaking our record on the next De Jong…. Absolute joke.
— ToonToon Black&White Army (@DannyyK2) January 23, 2018
Unbelievable. Unproven in premier league. Perfect. Absolutely perfect for relegation dog fight. Championship here we come…
— Burnsie ?⚽ NUFC ⚽? (@BenArfaChance) January 23, 2018