The majority of Newcastle United fans have expressed relief in reports that the club failed to sign goalkeeper Joe Hart during the January transfer window.
According to The Mirror, the Magpies launched a late move for the England number one, who is currently on loan at West Ham United from Manchester City.
The report claims that manager Rafael Benitez offered the Hammers one of Newcastle’s reserve keepers, but the bid was rejected as David Moyes feels that he may need Hart as the season progresses.
A few years ago, the shot-stopper was a solid number one for City, competing at the top level and challenging for silverware.
Following Pep Guardiola’s arrival as manager, the 30-year-old was shipped out to Roma on loan.
Last summer, Hart joined West Ham on another temporary deal, and he has since lost his number one spot to Adrian.
In the end, Newcastle recruited Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague on loan, and it seems that most of the club’s fanbase are pleased that Hart never came through the welcome gates at St James’ Park.
Just like to say a big thank you to David Moyes today. Not only did he get the mackems relegated, but he also knocked back our loan approach for Joe Hart. Thanks David, You can keep your shampoo salesman, I’d rather have Dubravka. #nufc
— DeKuip02 (@DeKuip02) February 12, 2018
Daily mirror says we tried to get Joe Hart but failed hence the move for Dubravka…… think that worked out well for us. Dont think Hart would have kept a clean sheet yesterdays #nufc
— Irish Geordie (@nufcscotland) February 12, 2018
— Stephen porter (@Stephen40617434) February 11, 2018
Imagine not getting Martin Dùbravka.
— Sharpie 🇪🇺 (@MonsieurSharp) February 11, 2018
— Matt Wheal (@MrWheal) February 11, 2018
— Toon Man US (@us_toon) February 11, 2018
Good he’s terrible!
— Cole Temperton (@Colex18) February 12, 2018
Phew! Close shave!
— Life & Other Lessons (@AHaleytweets) February 12, 2018
Thank god we dodged that bullet
— Stephen Smith (@stephen382) February 11, 2018