Newcastle fans react to surprise swoop for Puncheon

Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to a surprising transfer rumour, as reports claim the Magpies could swoop for Jason Puncheon.

According to reports (via HITC), Newcastle are weighing up a late bid for Puncheon.

We all know Mike Ashley loves a bargain, and Puncheon’s age and Crystal Palace’s flurry of signings over the last few weeks could make him available for a decent price.

Rafael Benitez is in desperate need of some more attacking firepower, and Puncheon’s ability to play on the wing or as a number ten would actually make him a useful weapon for the boss to have.

He has scored 15 league goals in nearly 150 appearances for the Eagles, after working his way up through the lower leagues.

While he is not exactly going to set the world alight, the 5 ft 8 ace is a set piece wizard, has a knack of scoring a screamer now and again, and would add an extra piece for Rafa to play around with up front.

Loads of fans have been having their say on the shock rumour, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…