Newcastle fans react as Valon Berisha reportedly confirms Benitez wants to sign him

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.

@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…