By David Woods

29th Jan, 2018 | 8:29pm

'Top six level', 'Nearly dropped my phone' – Newcastle fans react as shock transfer development reported

Newcastle United have been linked with a dramatic late loan move for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala and fans are in two minds about the deal.
The Mirror claimed earlier on Monday that after Man City had triggered the £57million release clause for defender Aymeric Laporte, they were willing to let Mangala out on loan. 
They claim that Rafa Benitez’ side are in talks with the Premier League leaders, although it has been reported that City want Newcastle to pay the majority of Mangala’s wages, said to be £80,000 a week.
The centre-back spent last season on loan at Valencia and has made nine appearances for City this season but is not part of Pep Guardiola’s plans.
One Newcastle fan said he couldn’t believe the deal would come off as Mangala is a “top six defender”.
However, others weren’t so convinced, with one fan saying that Mangala is “pound for pound the worst defender the Premier League has ever seen”.
Here is a selection of the best reactions from Newcastle United fans:

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