Newcastle fans react on Twitter as Benitez orchestrates start of first-team exodus
By Will Butcher
Newcastle fans are anticipating a busy end to the transfer window as they expect manager Rafa Benitez to bring in depth after allowing many senior men to leave.
Tim Krul is expected to join Siem de Jong back in Holland after the playmaker completed a loan move to PSV Eindhoven on Monday afternoon.
The Mail report goalkeeper Krul is expected to sign a new Magpies contract before signing for Ajax as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen, who is about to complete a move to Spanish Champions Barcelona.
Fringe players Emmanuel Riviere, Henri Saivet, and Cheick Tiote could all join Florian Thauvin and Remy Cabella in leaving St James’ Park, while first-teamers Moussa Sissoko and Daryl Janmaat have also been interesting other sides.
Fans have reacted on Twitter by calling on their beloved club’s manager to replace the outgoing players, as they believe depth could be the key to an instant return to the Premier League.
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Here are a selection of their messages on the social media site:
Saviet, Krul and De Jong all out the door on loan, does Rafa have future plans? #nufc
— Josh Tulip (@JoshTulip9) August 22, 2016
If #NUFC sell Sissoko, Tiote, Krul, Janmaat & De Jong now, then that statement about not needing to sell was completely pointless
— Rafferty's Jukebox (@PercyArmsDisco) August 22, 2016
For Krul, Thauvin, Saivet & De Jong, it's a shame #NUFC could only loan them out rather than sell. Hopefully some have mandatory purchases.
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) August 22, 2016
mbabu, Armstrong, de Jong, sissoko, rivière, janmaat, tiote, saviet, Krul all heading out I reckon there will be 4 maybe 5 in
— DavyBaty81 (@david_baty) August 21, 2016
Siem de Jong
All close to exits ….
Tiote and rivière not far behind them #Deadwood
— The Looney Toon (@The_Looney_Toon) August 20, 2016
Dummett, Saivet, Krul, De Jong, Rivière, Armstrong all linked with moves away, permanent/loan think we need a few more in #nufc
— John Dixon (@DickoNortheast) August 10, 2016
Still think Krul, Janmaat, Saivet, Gouffran, Tiote, SDJ, Riviere could all leave #nufc. Going to be a very busy end to the window this month
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 7, 2016
That Siem De Jong medical must've been fudged by PSV club doctors. No chance that cripple has passed one #nufc
— Matt Palfreeman (@iammattpalf) August 22, 2016
Still think we're in need of a few new signings. But I doubt anything will happen unless players leave first. #NUFC
— DJH (@NUFCDJH) August 22, 2016
Benitez has been active in the summer transfer market, spending almost £45million on eight new signings.
Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie both cost around £10million, while Mohamed Diame, Ciaran Clark, Grant Hanley, Isaac Hayden and Jesus Gamez have also put pen to paper on deals with the Magpies.
In other Newcastle transfer news, the Toon could add this Dutch goal machine to their attack in a cut-price deal.