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:
In other Newcastle transfer news, Lucas Leiva could be offered the captaincy by the Magpies to persuade him to drop down to the Championship.