Newcastle fans have been debating a shock swoop for Arsenal man Santi Cazorla, and fans are split on the classy but fragile midfielder.
Santi Cazorla will not renew his Arsenal contract this summer, meaning the little Spaniard will be available on a free transfer.
The 33 year-old has had a torrid time with injuries in recent seasons, not playing a single minute for the Gunners this season.
Despite that, there is bound to be a whole host of clubs lining up to secure his services, as the crafty playmaker can dictate the tempo of a game at any speed he likes.
Newcastle have of course found a formidable pairing in centre midfield with Mo Diame and Jonjo Shelvey, but they are still lacking a little creativity, and Cazorla could play in any of the five midfield positions in Rafael Benitez’s 4-2-3-1.
The Arsenal fan favourite’s injury issues mean he simply cannot be relied upon as the first option, but fans have been debating whether they’d take him for depth.
Cazorla will be desperate to get back to playing football as he reaches full fitness again this summer, and the Spaniard seems like the type who would relish playing in a passionate atmosphere with a manager like Benitez.
Some fans are desperate for a player of Cazorla’s class, but others simply can’t look past his injury record.
Either way, some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Depth? hahaha he’d been one of our best players
— Ewan McAllister (@ewanMac1) May 21, 2018
No point in depth if your depth is never fit
— FOOTBALL BOUTIQUE (@Footie_Boutique) May 21, 2018
Sadly no he would be another Owen injured all the time and scared to play and get injured we need hard working players
— Gary Halman (@gary_halman) May 21, 2018
If he would stay fit then yes
— Jordan Ainsley (@19jord96) May 21, 2018
For depth? I’d do it and kiss his feet better every time they touched a blade of grass #Genius
— Matty Benn (@mattybenn99) May 22, 2018
First pick on the team sheet if he signed.
— Aron Burton (@AronBurton17) May 21, 2018
He hasn’t played in 2 years, he’d offer less depth than Gamez.
— Ash Sales (@ashsales22) May 21, 2018
Only for Depth??? guaranteed starter
— Cameron (@Cameronfin92) May 21, 2018