This summer has not been the most exciting for Newcastle United fans, and some probably feel like it is groundhog day.
At the end of last season, club owner Mike Ashley insisted that all revenue generated by the club would be given to manager Rafael Benitez to spend on transfers.
So far, though, the Magpies have only recruited a free transfer and a loan in the form of Chelsea left-sided star Kenedy.
Understandably, the fans have been frustrated by the lack of activity, but there is a nugget of news that has left some with a renewed sense of hope.
On Saturday, The Sun reported that Newcastle are on the verge of lodging a £6m bid for Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan.
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The 24-year-old is believed to be wanted for cover, but he can play in a variety of positions, including on the left side of midfield or in the centre of the park.
On Twitter, Newcastle fans reacted to the reports, and many were delighted.
. Joe Bryan was quality for Bristol last season, call me boring but to be linked with him is properly exciting! Effort from Dummett has been incredible and should not be disheartened by this link/potential future signing
— Andy 🐿 (@Andy_Walker96) July 21, 2018
That’s would be brilliant class player joe Bryan
— Matthew Daly (@matthewdaly99) July 21, 2018
I hope this is true-Bryan is class
— Toon In Toon Out (@toonintoonout) July 22, 2018
I would be really happy if we got Bryan he’s class.
— G Mac. If Rafa goes WE go. (@Supermactoon) July 22, 2018
Typical. We know they’ll turn these offers down. Bryan is worth at least double that
— Antek Czujwid (@B_Annan71) July 22, 2018
Quality player. Stood up to the challenge of Man Utd and a few more top sides during the cup run they had. Be a great signing 🙌🏻🙌🏻
— TH Sports Massage Therapy (@tonyhenderson73) July 22, 2018
Good player that Bryan, worth £6 million
— Toonarmy (@Toontastik) July 21, 2018