Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to the latest transfer news, as reports claim the Magpies are eyeing Juan Mata.
According to The Sun, Rafael Benitez will look to bring Mata to Tyneside if he continues as Newcastle manager.
The report claims the Magpies boss is keen on a reunion with Mata, who he coached at Chelsea.
The Manchester United playmaker will be out of contract this summer, and it looks unlikely that he will be offered a new deal at Old Trafford.
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Of course, Mike Ashley infamously does not sign older players, especially ones with bad injury histories and high wage demands, so a move for the 31 year-old would surely be at the command of Benitez.
Mata scored five goals and added two assists on limited playing time this campaign, and his creativity from the middle of the park would certainly give the Magpies a necessary boost in carving out chances for their front men.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Would LOVE to see this signing ⚫️⚪️
— ohio toon (@OhioToon) May 22, 2019
I stop reading after “Newcastle join Barcelona in race”
— TedSky10 (@GallowgateXI) May 22, 2019
He will bring us new dimension if we can.
— Ginkoh_NUFC (@Ginkohro) May 22, 2019
Reading these comments reminds me of when people said Rafa was going to manage Newcastle. I was crying. It was the funniest thing I’ve ever heard. We were going to replace that donkey McClaren with a world class manager. No way in hell. Then it happened. You never know.
— Two Rash Challenges Podcast (@rash_podcast) May 22, 2019
Give him everything we can as wages and a key role in our squad, he would be a perfect signing.
— Aleksandar (@sasaizbanke1) May 22, 2019
Who is peddling this story? He is so far outside Ashley’s criteria for signing…
— Grant Harley (@grantharley) May 22, 2019
Far too slow and doesn’t fit our system at all. We have a good young side, don’t hinder them by bringing players in like mata. Sounds like a load of rubbish anyway to me
— Michael Cantwell (@mickycantwell) May 22, 2019
This would be some coup. Get Rafa done first though.
— Christoph Köhler (@MrKarizzi) May 22, 2019
I would absolutely love Juan Mata to come to Newcastle always liked him as a player
— Mickey ▪️▫️NUFC▪️▫️ Marr (@mickey_marr) May 22, 2019
Nonsense. He ain’t coming.
— thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) May 22, 2019