Revealed: 75% of Newcastle fans want to sign Lamela

Newcastle fans have been discussing dumping their Andros Townsend pursuit to sign Tottenham’s Erik Lamela, and the vast majority of fans would prefer the Argentine.

Newcastle signed Kenedy this week, but the Magpies are still desperately short of attacking firepower.

Rafael Benitez has done fantastically well on a very limited budget since moving up north, but this summer Mike Ashley simply has to spend to keep his manager happy.

Crystal Palace’s Townsend has been heavily linked with a return to St. James’ as a replacement for Matt Ritchie, who could join Stoke as a replacement for the Liverpool-bound Xherdan Shaqiri.

According to Kicker (via Calcio Mercato) though, Spurs have made a huge bid for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic. Mauricio Pochettino is chasing another wide player this summer, which could be the end of Lamela in North London.

The 26 year-old is a fan favourite due to his tireless work ethic and dazzling skills, but he has slid down the pecking order in the last 18 months.

Three quarters of Newcastle fans said they should sign the Spurs star, who is light years ahead of Townsend in terms of natural ability.

You can find the full poll results down below…