Revealed: Over two thirds of Newcastle fans want Skrtel

Newcastle fans have been debating a summer swoop for Martin Skrtel, as reports in Turkey claimed the Magpies could sign the former Liverpool man.

According to Turkish outlet Fotomac, Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Skrtel this summer.

The former Liverpool hard man joined Fenerbahce in 2016, but with his contract running down is looking to move back to the Premier League.

The report from Turkey claimed new Rangers boss Steven Gerrard would like to bring his former teammate up North, but the Slovakian’s wage demands are “four or five times” what Rangers could offer, according to his agent.

Newcastle fans are desperate for the club to break their transfer record this summer, but it seems they would be okay with the cheap option at the back, as they already have an established partnership in the heart of defence.

Skrtel, 33, has Premier League experience, but would not dislodge Jamaal Lascelles or the impressive Florian Lejeune. He would however provide excellent cover for the pair, and may even teach them a trick or two.

Despite fans on Twitter going against the links last week, 68 per cent of Newcastle fans said the 97-cap defender would be a shrewd a acquisition, and you can find the full poll results down below…