Newcastle United are having a turbulent few months due to the takeover drama, results on the pitch and uncertainty over transfers.
Rafael Benitez is trying to make sure that the Magpies stay afloat in the Premier League, but at the moment the team are only three points above the relegation zone.
January can be an important transfer window for clubs in Newcastle’s predicament, as they can aim for members who could be the difference between staying up or dropping back into the Championship.
The North-East outfit have been linked to numerous targets, particularly forward players due to the current team’s continuous misfiring.
Within the rumour mill emerged a story from ESPN, who claimed that Newcastle were weighing up a move for Everton winger Aaron Lennon.
If the club’s interest was serious then they have been dealt a blow as BBC Sport claim that Burnley have agreed a deal to sign Lennon for an undisclosed fee.
After hearing the reports, Newcastle fans gave a mixed response on Twitter.
— Tony (@ToeKneesTweets) January 19, 2018
See Burnley moving quickly for Lennon, another player just like Jack Cork in the summer fans have turned there nose up at. He would of done a job for the team I think, good signing for Dyche #nufc
— Danny Roberts (@dannyJroberts26) January 19, 2018
Probably didn't miss out at all. We were never in for him most likely.
— Anthony (@Anthony__N__) January 19, 2018
We tried but we cannot compete with clubs like Burnley. – Ashley's NUFC
— Dell (@agbnufc) January 19, 2018
We were probably more likely to sign John Lennon. Think we're being played…..
— GeordieJedi (@BenLackenby) January 19, 2018
Is he better than we already have I think not he can’t even get a game in a poor Everton side #morefakenews
— Steve Thompson (@thompamoo) January 19, 2018
No idea why we would want him in the first place
— Cory Jay Graham (@Coryjgraham) January 19, 2018
Whether we wanted him or not , it’s just an absolute embarrassment that we can’t compete with the likes of Burnley ?
— darren zipfel (@dazzlaa81) January 19, 2018
Why do we never just sign a player always guck about and miss out
— Mick Parry (@MickP1964) January 19, 2018
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