Newcastle United fans face an anxious transfer deadline day as they await their club making the signings that can help them survive in the English Premier League.
The Magpies have failed to make a single signing so far this month, a situation that hasn’t exactly gone down well with supporters.
Can the club pull out all the stops at the last minute?
One man they were reported to be tracking in the final days of the window was Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, a player who has plenty of experience at the elite level and is rated at £13.5m by Transfermarkt.
However it appears he’ll be another target they fail to attract to St James’ Park with Sky Sports reporting that Everton are confident of sealing a deal for the Frenchman at some point today.
That news has upset Newcastle supporters, who are growing tired of the club’s inability to get deals over the line. Some are even calling it the worst transfer window they’ve ever seen.
They took to Twitter to discuss latest developments…
Mangala to Everton now. This window is the worst I’ve seen, because this time we need new players to try help survive, #nufc
— TheDamien (@southern_damian) January 31, 2018
Do the Newcastle board just read the transfer gossip column to see who other teams are interested in. Then 'declare their interest' in that player. Then Rafa and the fans act surprised when they haven't signed them. #TransferWindow #NUFC #DeadlineDay #Mangala
— Phil (@philiphende) January 31, 2018
Shows how bad its become when we are gutted we're not getting mangala one of the worst defenders in the league #nufc
— andrew kyle (@andrewkyle84) January 31, 2018
Everton now favourites to sign mangala ffs. We won't sign anyone we are joke what's going on #nufc
— Danny Bundock (@danbundock23) January 31, 2018
— Andrew Toward (@atoward) January 30, 2018
Rumour that Mangala is currently hacksawing his legs off, from the shins to ensure he doesn’t have to come and play here #NUFC
— Rafferty's Jukebox (@PercyArmsDisco) January 30, 2018
"Jorgensen No. 1 target"- Fall short by £5mill
"Sturridge on his way to Newcastle"-
West Brom & Pardew
"We'll get Mangala"- Merino off to Spain.
— AbhijeetNUFC (@abhi_nufc) January 31, 2018
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