Newcastle fans think mystery striker target is Willian Jose as Gameiro is ruled out

The Express reported on Tuesday that Newcastle United are working on a deal to sign Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro before the January transfer window slams shut, but after the rumour was dismissed by The Times’ George Caulkin on his official Twitter account, Magpies fans now believe Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose is their mystery striker target.

The Chronicle Live reported on Monday that the Tyneside outfit are in negotiations to bring a centre-forward to St James’ Park in what could be a club-record deal, but with Gameiro seemingly ruled out speculation continued over who they could be eyeing a move for.

Willian Jose has scored 14 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions for Real Sociedad this season, and he has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League previously.

Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the 26-year-old via social media, and while one said ‘it looks like the mystery striker could definitely be Willian Jose then’, another said “I think it’s Willian Jose”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…