According to The Sun, Newcastle are one of five clubs interested in signing Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen in this summer’s transfer window.
Allen is widely expected to leave Stoke following their relegation from the Premier League, and the 28-year-old will reportedly be available for £20m at the end of the season.
Newcastle will seemingly face a battle with the likes of West Ham United and Swansea City to sign the Wales international, whilst Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sevilla are both said to be closely monitoring developments.
Allen has struggled for consistency this season, but there is no question that the midfielder is a talent, and one who should be operating in the Premier League.
The Newcastle fans have been reacting to the transfer speculation, and it would be fair to say that they are struggling to agree when it comes to the former Liverpool midfielder, who has four goals and seven assists to his name this season.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— ㅤMagpiesRelated (@MagpiesRelated) May 8, 2018
— Angry Hutch (@Angry_Hutch) May 8, 2018
I’d take him for 6-7 million
— Magic Mikel (@ToonMerino) May 8, 2018
This is hilarious.
— Liam Dabbs (@ldabbs89) May 8, 2018
Yes – but not for 20m
— Mark Lightley (@Marklights_23) May 8, 2018
Good for the squad but not a starter IMO! And not for £20m, we need a cf before we look at midfield
— ⚫️⚪️DAVO⚫️⚪️ (@WrayDavo1wray) May 8, 2018
Too short to dominate the midfield
— TOON ARMY (@doiuhg) May 8, 2018
He's a grafter in midfield but a don't think he's what we need
— connor wilson (@ohhwilsonn) May 8, 2018
Not worth it
— craig nufc richards (@annerichards107) May 8, 2018
— ⚫️⚪️Callum Mac ⚫️⚪️ (@bossmac90) May 8, 2018