According to Pundit Arena, Newcastle United are one of a number of clubs considering a move for Jonathan Afolabi.
The 19-year-old is available on a free transfer this summer after leaving Southampton at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
Pundit Arena claim that the teenager’s performances for Republic of Ireland’s Under-19 side at the recent European Championships have led to a host of attention.
Newcastle are very much in the hunt, though, with the Magpies said to have been impressed with Afolabi’s form this summer.
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A host of the Newcastle fans have been on social media reacting to the speculation.
And it would be fair to say that too many are enthused by the idea of the free agent arriving at St James’ Park ahead of the new campaign.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
The deadest of the dead wood.
— ToonFan (@ToonFan14) July 31, 2019
I knew it would come to this.Ashley is going to pocket the cash.
— MSW (@Toonattics) July 31, 2019
Only Newcastle can go from Mbappe to Jonathan Afolabi in less than 6 months!!!
— johnh (@gizbyker1) July 31, 2019
What’s wrong with #NUFC if Southampton do ‘t want him why should we, or is it just another example of doing things on the cheap ?
— Stu Charlton (@stuart_charlton) July 31, 2019
So we’ve hit rock bottom and started to dig a bit earlier than usual in a transfer window !
— Neil Cook (@Cook3Neil) July 31, 2019
NUFC – ‘It’s all about improving the club, not settling for just surviving’
also NUFC: Any free agent/rejects knocking about?
— Dell ◻️◼️ (@agbnufc) July 31, 2019