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.
— Chris Wood (@Woody1983) March 27, 2017
Sigurdsson Would Be A Cracking Signing If We Got Promoted #NUFC
— Sam Chipperfield (@SamChipperfield) March 27, 2017
Sigurdsson is the type of player I really thought Siem De Jong was going to be for us. He's exactly the kind of player we'd need #nufc
— NUFC Sense (@nufcsense) March 27, 2017
Sigurdsson to Newcastle? This is the problem with our club, so many are getting ahead of themselves! #NUFC
— Ian Rawlings (@ianrawlingsnufc) March 27, 2017
Would be buzzing if we signed Gylfi Sigurdsson. #NUFC
— Wayne Munroe (@WayneNufc88) March 27, 2017
Sigurdsson , yes please ????⬛⬜⬛⬜
— ⚽Swampy⚽NUFC⬛⬜⬛⬜⬛ (@Swampmonster9) March 27, 2017
Think I'd die and go to heaven if we got Sigurdsson mind. Unreal
— Cameron Findlay (@Cameron_NUFC) March 27, 2017
Sigurdsson would fit perfectly in our team but really can't see us signing him.
— ㅤ (@SimplyMitro) March 27, 2017