Newcastle fans have been reacting to the news that Tottenham have taken the lead in the race for Jack Grealish, and it seems most fans agree they’ve dodged a bullet.
Earlier this week, news of Aston Villa’s turmoil had every fan base in the country eyeing potential summer bargains, looking to capitalise as the Villans offload some of their most sellable assets.
Newcastle fans identified Grealish as someone who could make the step up the top tier, but it now seems they’ve gone cold on the feisty youngster.
According to the Telegraph, Tottenham have identified the Villa man as their “prime target” this summer, and one would have to think the allure of Champions League football will make the North Londoners favourites to secure his signature.
While the Magpies are desperate for some more flair and firepower going forward, and Grealish would certainly bring that, fans are breathing a sigh of relief that Spurs have moved into pole position.
Rafael Benitez needs a marquee signing up front this summer, and while there’s no doubt Grealish is a wonderfully gifted player, saving the money he would cost to splash out on a striker could be a wise move for the Magpies.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, as fans have changed their minds on the 22 year-old…
Good he's crap
— Paul Proud (@plproud) June 7, 2018
— GOODLAUGH (@G00DLAUGH) June 7, 2018
Good, he’s absolute pony
— David Carter (@carternufc) June 7, 2018
I’ll sleep easy tonight
— chris (@cdtplug) June 7, 2018
— justin v taylor (@taylormelanie4) June 7, 2018