Newcastle United supporters are keen on the idea of signing Jermain Defoe this summer, despite the striker currently playing for their arch rivals Sunderland.
According to The Sun, Magpies boss Rafael Benitez is considering a move for the England international, who is expected to be in demand this summer.
Defoe, who will turn 35 in October, has scored 14 goals in 30 league appearances for Sunderland.
After recently returning to the international fold following a three-year exile, it is fair to say that the striker may look to join a Premier League club if the Black Cats suffer relegation to the Championship.
As it stands, they look likely to do so as the club are rooted to the bottom of the table, 10 points from safety with eight games left to play.
Sunderland could be swapping placed with Newcastle, who are on the verge of sealing automatic promotion back to the top flight, just one season after getting relegated.
Following the transfer rumours, fans of the Magpies have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on a possible deal.
— #FordeHaveMercy (@FordeHaveMercy) April 7, 2017
I would take Defoe any day of the week! #nufc
— ToonBliss (@ToonBliss) April 7, 2017
We won't sign Defoe with his age and wages but it would be so funny to sign their hero ???????????? #nufc
— TalkNUFC (@TalkNUFC1) April 7, 2017
Defoe can score goals and it would wind the mackems up. I say go for him #nufc
— Tommy Franklin (@YorkMagpie) April 7, 2017
Must admit Defoe to #NUFC would be highly amusing.
Won't happen but the meltdown over in Albania on Wear would be superb viewing.
— Craig (@LostSoulsForEva) April 7, 2017
I'd take Defoe on a free in the summer. Quality goalscorer & age doesn't matter. #NUFC
— #ᗷᖇOKᕮᑎ ᗩᗪIᕮ (@MrPea13) April 7, 2017
Not sure how accurate the Defoe rumours are but think we'd struggle to convince him to stay in the NE over a move home south. #NUFC
— Scott (@ScottBarclay6) April 7, 2017
— Alan (@alanofthenorth) April 7, 2017
— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) April 7, 2017