Newcastle fans aren’t too sure what to make of this week’s striker links, after the club has been linked to both Fernando Torres and Bas Dost.
It seems like the Magpies have been linked to Bas Dost about a hundred times now, but they do say there’s no smoke without fire.
This time, it’s Portuguese outlet Record (via TalkSport) that are claiming Dost is open to leaving Portugal this summer, after grabbing an incredible 24 goals in 24 league starts.
The towering striker was reportedly the subject of a huge bid from Newcastle last summer, so fans have been here before and aren’t all that convinced by the fresh links.
Fans are however getting very excited about the prospect of signing Fernando Torres.
After being linked with a move for the 34 year-old Spaniard in January, the Magpies have this week been moved into 6/1 favourites to sign Torres when his contract runs out this summer.
The Atletico Madrid legend has managed seven goals in nine starts this season, and fans love the idea of teaming him up with Rafael Benitez again, who brought him to Liverpool back in 2007.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Hahaha it wouldn't be a transfer window without nufc being linked to das bost.
— Dale Howey (@howeyd963) April 10, 2018
He’s on a free. If Slimani, Gayle and Torres are our three next season I’d be happy with that
— Nick (@23nsg) April 10, 2018
Bas dost? Andy Carroll link coming up next. Kevin gamerio after that ha ha.
— Steven (@steram81) April 10, 2018
If Rafa does stay beyond the end of the season and if rumoured, Torres and Reina joined Newcastle things could only surely get better on Tyneside.
— Connor Marshall (@marshall1K997) April 10, 2018
@JimWhite would love Fernando Torres at Newcastle for a season. Great experience and still has life left in him yet.
— James Marjoribanks (@Marjoribanks9) April 10, 2018
Torres leaving Atletico you say?
🎤FERNANDO TORRES NEWCASTLE’S NUMBER NINE🎤
— Taylor (@Taylor_NCL) April 10, 2018