Newcastle may not win the Championship title this term, but promotion appears virtually guaranteed with three games to play.
Given their vast advantage in terms of goal difference over Huddersfield in third place, the Magpies only need one win from their remaining trio of matches and with the amount of transfer speculation swirling around in regards to the North East club, it seems they are planning for top-tier football.
The latest name to be aligned with the Tynesiders is Arsenal’s forgotten defender Carl Jenkinson (the Mirror, 20/04, P57). The former Finland youth international has made only five senior appearances this term and saw a proposed move to Crystal Palace collapse during the winter, so it appears likely he’ll be leaving the Gunners in a few months’ time.
And judging by the reaction on Twitter, Newcastle fans don’t want his next stop to be St James’ Park…
#NUFC linked with Carl Jenkinson.. Mike Ashley are you mad? Joke signing!
— Ian Rawlings (@ianrawlingsnufc) April 20, 2017
Carl Jenkinson, any better than Anita or Yedlin at right back ???? #nufc
— John Dixon (@DickoNortheast) April 20, 2017
@ChrisDHWaugh Omg please no, has anyone watched him ? He is awful
— Toon army Bosnia (@nufcBiH) April 20, 2017
@NUFC360 Is he an improvement on Yedlin? not in my opinion. Would rather try and tempt Trippier from Spurs with first team football.
— Gallowgate Mag (@GallowgateMag) April 20, 2017
@NUFC360 pls no.
— KevBa (@kevba1971) April 20, 2017
@troyjoseph8 suspect Anita will go, gamez has barely got a look in this season and yedlin is ok. Think Rafa will strengthen the whole back 4
— Nick Cahill (@nickcahill9) April 20, 2017