Newcastle linked to Swansea City star Sigurdsson, fans react

Newcastle United are believed to be among the pack chasing after Swansea City star Gylfi Sigurdsson, and the fans are very happy about it.

The Sun reports that Magpies manager Rafael Benitez is eager for club owner Mike Ashley to part with £15m to sign the creative midfielder.

Sigurdsson has impressed for the Welsh outfit this season, despite the club fighting against relegation from the Premier League.

So far in the campaign, the 27-year-old has provided 11 assists and scored eight goals of his own in 29 Premier League appearances.

The likes of West Ham United and Everton have been named as possible summer destinations for the Iceland international, so Newcastle could face a fight to land his signature.

The North-East outfit’s case would be helped along if they manage to earn promotion back into the top flight, and they are on course to do so given that they reside at the summit of the Championship, seven points clear of the playoffs.

After news emerged of Newcastle’s new rumoured transfer target, fans took to Twitter to deliver their opinions.