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.
Sorry to spoil your day early, but I checked this yesterday … It’s not him.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) January 23, 2018
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…
I think its willian jose aswell
— Bri Lawson (@Bri2889) January 23, 2018
Gameiro isn’t coming, neither is Dembele.
This has Willian Jose or Iago Aspas written all over it.
— Connor (@ConnorLinsdell9) January 23, 2018
If that's the case it looks like mystery striker could deffo be Willian Jose then. #NUFC
— Burnsie 🎯⚽ NUFC ⚽🎯 (@BenArfaChance) January 23, 2018
It's Willian Jose
— Sean Casey (@caseysean51) January 23, 2018
I think it’s Willian Jose
— sonny richardson (@sonny_nufc) January 23, 2018
— Andreas Martins⚪️⚫️⚪️⚫️ (@amth0) January 22, 2018
Willian Jose will do ,quality and can finish
— ⚽Swampy⚽NUFC ⚽⬛⬜⬛⬜⬛ (@Swampmonster9) January 23, 2018
I’d love for Willian Jose to join. Watched a lot of him at Real Sociedad
— Swanny (@NotoriousNUFC) January 23, 2018