Newcastle fans react to Maia speculation

According to Le 10 Sport, Newcastle United want to sign Lille midfielder Thiago Maia this summer, and the Magpies have already had at least one bid rejected.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is reportedly still unclear as to what type of transfer budget he will have to spend in this summer’s window.

However, it is understood that the Premier League club are busy behind the scenes, and have identified Maia as a potential summer arrival.

The 21-year-old, who is valued at £3.6m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has previously been linked with a move to Liverpool.

He joined Lille from Brazilian outfit Santos in July 2017, and made 37 appearances in all competitions for his Ligue 1 club during the 2017-18 campaign.

Newcastle are not exactly short of options in the middle of the park, but Mikel Merino could be moving on in this summer’s transfer window.

The club’s supporters have been reacting to the transfer speculation surrounding Maia, and it would be fair to say that they are struggling to agree on the midfielder.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: