'Got be be a wind up' - Newcastle fans in disbelief at reported interest in PL 30-yr-old
By Danny Wright
Newcastle fans have been left in a fit of rage after being reportedly linked with a late summer raid of Premier League rivals Crystal Palace for goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Lee Ryder, chief sports writer of the Newcastle Chronicle, reported on his personal Twitter account on Monday that Rafa Benitez’s search for a new shot-stopper has lead him to pursue Hennessey, 30, with just days left of the summer transfer window.
It is understood that the Magpies have “considered” a move for the 68-times Wales international despite still having Tim Krul, Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot on the books at St. James’ Park after failing to sell any of them this summer.
Newcastle have been linked with a vast array of goalkeepers since last season ended but have so far been unable to strengthen that area of the squad.
Most of the Toon Army are in the belief that the three ‘keepers already on Tyneside, as well as youngster Freddie Woodman, are all better options than Hennessey and have taken to Twitter to rage about the club’s decision to keep tabs on the Welshman.
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A number of fans have also reacted in disbelief of the news, with one saying it has “got to be a wind up”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
#NUFC now linked with Wayne Hennessey….got to be a wind up, he's worse than all of our current keepers
— daniel lindsay (@binnsy1973) August 28, 2017
Linked to this donkey when Krul is being frozen out ????
— Jamie Carter (@pean_7) August 28, 2017
Worse keeper in the PL is Hennessey. Very much doubt we are in for him
— Michael Middleton (@MichaelMidd90) August 28, 2017
If this happens it will be the worst bit of business ever!! Hennessy over Krul??? I mean really???
— Kenny Ashton (@Kenny_83_Ashton) August 28, 2017
Freddie Woodman is stratospheres ahead of Hennessey. That has to be a wind up?! #NUFC
— Paul (@Paul_A_Hope) August 28, 2017
Literally without exagerration the worst keeper in the lrague
— Bafa Renitez (@goneforaburton6) August 28, 2017
Hennessey is neither experienced or a good keeper, woodman is better then hennessey ????
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) August 28, 2017
Hennessey has started all three of Palace’s opening fixtures in the Premier League but has already shipped six goals with his side losing on every occasion.
In other Newcastle news, after missing the match with West Ham on Saturday, this attacker has agreed terms with a top-flight club.