Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to the latest transfer news, as it looks like Ahmed Hegazi could be the man to replace the injured Florian Lejeune.
Newcastle fans were rocked last week by the news that Lejeune’s knee problem is as serious as first feared, with the defender requiring surgery to fix a cruciate ligament injury.
Lejeune’s partnership with Jamaal Lascelles was perhaps the biggest factor in the Magpies’ impressive surge up the table in the second half of last season, so they absolutely must get a replacement in.
According to ESPN, both Brighton and Newcastle are eyeing a £10m move for Hegazi, who was extremely impressive for West Brom in his first Premiership season.
The 6 ft 4 centre back averaged over seven clearances per game lasts season, and could form a pretty formidable pairing alongside Lascelles, who also averaged seven clearances per game.
Fabian Schar has already made the switch to Tyneside as a replacement for Chancel Mbemba, so it’s looking like there could be a complete revamp of Rafa’s defensive options.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
A bit steep for hegazi mind 😲
— Michael Wilson (@mickywils) July 31, 2018
Hegazi is dog..no way he’s worth half of that
— Fenzo_UK (@fenzo_uk) July 31, 2018
He is atrocious
— Andrew (@andrewcbarton) July 31, 2018
He’s decent but we could do better
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) July 30, 2018
Really liked the look of him like
— Yee Old Toon #24 (@TheOptimisticG) July 30, 2018
would be a great signing
— Roberto Pescador (@roberpesca) July 30, 2018
Can’t help but think signing lots of players from clubs that were relegated last season MAY be a flawed strategy… 🤔
— Sam GC (@Funguslover) July 30, 2018