By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool have agreed a £25million fee with Newcastle for midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, while Juventus and Everton are now battling over Moussa Sissoko – Toon fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts over the rumoured departures.
Sky Sports claimed that a fee has been reached between Liverpool and Newcastle for Wijnaldum and he will now travel to Anfield for a medical.
The transfer would take the Merseysiders’ summer spending well beyond the £60million mark as Wijnaldum becomes the club’s second £20million-plus deal following the £36million capture of Sadio Mane from Southampton.
Meanwhile The Guardian claimed that Juventus and Everton are set to battle over Sissoko with the two clubs prepared to meet his £35million asking price.
Ronald Koeman is yet to sign an outfield player since becoming Everton’s manager this summer, while Juventus are also expecting a huge cash windfall with Paul Pogba rumoured to be joining Manchester United.
The two stars featured heavily during Newcastle’s relegation last season, but both players are internationals and haven’t been short of suitors this summer, with fans of the Toon expecting the two players to leave the club.
Here are a selection of the fans views:
Someone tell wijnaldum to have a word with Liverpool and see they'll take his pal sissoko next #NUFC
— craig denholm (@craig_denholm) July 21, 2016
#NUFC getting the best part of £60m for Wijnaldum & Sissoko? Nevermind the 0 hour contracts Mr Ashley, you'll be locked up for robbery soon!
— Jamie Hardesty (@jamieBdaily) July 21, 2016
Am I the only one that finds the way wijnaldum did things hush hush worse than Sissoko? At least he was honest about not staying ? #NUFC
— Chez woods (@The_Woods_Mama) July 21, 2016
Mugged the Reds off again with a silly price tag. Hope we do the same with Sissoko now and bring in players with abit of heart! #NUFC
— Andrew (@Laamboo) July 21, 2016
Not that bothered about losing Wijnaldum & Sissoko, we've got a tough season coming up. We need battlers not bottlers in our squad!! #NUFC
— Jamie Rowntree (@Jamierowntree1) July 21, 2016
Imagine been relegated then getting around £80m for sissoko. Gini. Cisse. Townsend and cabella ? #nufc
— Chris (@Lownds10) July 21, 2016
More disappointed to loose Wijnaldum than eventually Sissoko, more so Townsend than both. £25m is a good price. #NUFC
— James Beedie (@17jamesbeedie) July 21, 2016
In other Newcastle transfer news, Lucas Leiva could be offered the captaincy by the Magpies to persuade him to drop down to the Championship.