By Will Butcher
Newcastle fans have reacted on Twitter after news broke of Brentford playmaker Alan Judge travelling to St James’ Park for talks.
The attacking midfielder is still undergoing treatment after breaking his leg last April for the Bees against Ipswich, but is set for talks and a potential medical.
The Evening Chronicle’s chief football writer Lee Ryder revealed via his Twitter account that the 27-year-old was on his way to St. James’ Park, as manager Rafa Benitez looks to bring in a ninth new signing.
Judge has less than 12 months remaining on his contract at Griffin Park and could be signed by the Magpies in a cut-price deal.
News of the ROI international’s arrival has been met with a pretty positive response, although his injury is giving some cause for concern.
Brentford’s number 18 came to prominence in England’s third tier, developing a reputation for being a goalscoring number 10 with League One outfit Notts County – he scored 16 goals in his last two seasons before moving to Blackburn Rovers.
A disappointing spell at Ewood Park saw him move to Brentford, where the 5ft 6in attacking midfielder scored an impressive 14 goals in 38 league games last season.
In other Newcastle transfer news, Ryder has also given an update on the Toon’s pursuit of this Wolfsburg striker.