According to Newcastle United fan page @NUFC360 on Twitter, Red Bull Salzburg attacker Valon Berisha, rated at £9m by Transfermarkt, says there is a real interest from Newcastle United to sign him this summer, and Magpies fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
A small "exclusive" for you. Valon Berisha says he knows #nufc has followed him for a long time and that there’s real interest there.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) June 22, 2018
@NUFC360 say that the 25-year-old, who has predominantly played on the left-hand side for the Swiss club but can also play through the middle, told Norwegian TV that there is real interest from the Tyneside club to bring him to St James’ Park.
Having scored 13 goals and provided a further 11 assists in 45 appearances in all competitions last season, there is no doubt that he would bring some much-needed creativity and goal threat for Rafa Benitez’s men after they only netted 39 times in their 38 Premier League matches in 2017/18.
Newcastle supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Berisha’s reported comments, and while one said he “would be such an underwhelming signing”, another said a “player of his quality for £8m, they can’t even whinge he’s too expensive!”
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Am I the only one who hasn’t a Scooby who he is 🤦🏼♂️
— Dave84 🏴🏳🏴🏳nufc southwest Mag (@dave6869) June 22, 2018
would be such an underwhelming signing. would only be back to Ayoze imo. #nufc
— Mobin Hussain (@Mobs_) June 22, 2018
What more do we need ffs. Player of his quality for about £8M, they can’t even whinge he’s too expensive! Just sign him up ?
— Kaki (@7kaki7) June 22, 2018
Current market value 9/10M….very doubtful only have a reported 40M budget plus any sales!!!
— johnh (@gizbyker1) June 22, 2018
I really like him. Full of energy and have a great eye for an assist or a goal. The question is if he can take the step from Austrian football to PL.
— Daniel Driveklepp (@DanielToon87) June 22, 2018
— Kevin Nichol (@Kevin_Nichol) June 22, 2018