As reported by The Daily Mirror, Newcastle United have had a £12m bid rejected for Stoke City striker Joselu. The paper say it’s caused such a drama at Newcastle that the manager is set for showdown talks with owner Mike Ashley, furious that the deal could not be done.
The Magpies badly need some fresh blood in attack if they are to mount a serious bid to stay in the English Premier League next term and Joselu is apparently the man Benitez has set his sights on.
The Spanish striker doesn’t have the best of striking records, netting just nine times over the last two seasons at Stoke City and on loan at La Liga side Deportivo la Coruna.
However with a strong aerial presence and the ability to bring teammates around him into the game, he could offer a different option to what Newcastle currently have available to them. Plan Bs are often necessary in football and Joselu could provide that.
It’s not a signing that is particularly exciting supporters though and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the potential signing…
Newcastle getting linked with Adrian and Joselu, neither better than what we have, does Rafa just want bang average Spanish players? #NUFC
— Matthew Harrison (@TudgeMH) August 5, 2017
We desperately need another striker mind. Someone at least decent. None of that Joselu crap or owt. #nufc
— Talk Of The Toon (@talkofthetoon9) August 6, 2017
Willing to pay £12m for Joselu yet won't pay £13.4m for Perez! #NUFC you mad bro!
— Andrew Whittick-NUFC (@whittick14) August 6, 2017
Trust Rafa and all but wtf does he see in Joselu? #nufc
— Steven Mears (@StevenRMears) August 6, 2017
Not a chance we've bid 12 mil for Joselu. Why on earth would we say we don't have to money to buy Perez for 13 mil then?! #NUFC
— Talk Of The Toon (@talkofthetoon9) August 5, 2017
We Adrian, Townsend again and we've for some reason bid 12mill for Joselu ???? Not seen much of him, but 12mill ???? #nufc
— John Dixon (@DickoNortheast) August 5, 2017
Trust Rafa 100% but we are having a nightmare trying to get this Joselu mind, we need a 20+ goal 20 million first team striker ffs #nufc
— josh young (@J_Young90) August 5, 2017