According to Sky Sports, Newcastle United have offered Premier League rivals West Ham United the chance to sign defender Chancel Mbemba before the January transfer window slams shut at the end of the month, and Magpies fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
Sky Sports say that the 23-year-old has had limited opportunities under Rafa Benitez this season having made just 10 appearances in all competitions, while Irons boss David Moyes is looking to bring in a new central defender.
The report adds that the Tyneside outfit would make sure they have a replacement first before sanctioning a move, while the east London club would be happy to include striker Diafra Sakho in any deal.
Newcastle supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said that if the rumour was true “I am going to be so done with this club”, another said they would be “livid”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
How could we offer defensive cover to premier league rivals? Mbemba is a good player.#nufc
— Hilmy Lightning Shawwal (@shawwal_96) January 12, 2018
livid if true
— Skirgey (@Skirgey) January 12, 2018
Terrible news no way I’d sell mbemba
— Terence Ross (@nufctel) January 12, 2018
Bad move, we should keep him.
— Niki (@Nikijosie) January 12, 2018
If it's true Chancel Mbemba has been offered to West Ham I am ganna be soooo done with this club. Who's bright idea would it be to sell someone who can play RB CB LB and CDM to a premier league rival 👍 #nufc #whufc
— Jamie Dale (@Obafemi9) January 12, 2018
Someone shoot me
— Am Jack, mate (@JackNUFC_99) January 12, 2018
WHAT ARE YOU DOING @NUFC
— ryan (@ryannufc_) January 12, 2018
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