By Matt Farr
Newcastle are considering a move for Gylfi Sigurdsson if they seal a return to the Premier League this summer – and fans on Twitter are excited.
The 27-year-old assist king has contributed nine goals and 11 assists for the struggling Premier League club, despite their ongoing flirtations with the relegation zone.
Benitez wants Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to stump up the cash to land Sigurdsson this summer, and fans on Twitter are already excited at the prospect.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Gylfi Sigurdsson? Yes please, he is exactly what we need. Too early to get too involved in transfer talk though, promotion first… #nufc
— Jacob Jackman (@JakeJackmann) March 27, 2017
what a signing
— Alex Clay (@AlexClay93) March 26, 2017
— Michael ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ (@MichaelCoconuts) March 27, 2017
yes… yes pleeeeeeeease
— Aaran Driver (@Aaran_Driver) March 27, 2017
A sticking point in a potential deal, however, could be the transfer fee, with Swansea likely to want much more than the £15million that Benitez is reportedly prepared to offer.
The Iceland international is the club’s most prized asset, and the club are extremely reluctant to sell.
Swansea made their stance clear in February when it was reported they had knocked back a £30million offer for his services from the Chinese Super League.
But if Paul Clement’s side were to be relegated from the Premier League this season, Sigurdsson may prefer to remain in the top tier.
Even in such circumstances, however, Newcastle would face heavy competition for his signature.
In other Newcastle news, a La Liga giant is understood to be tracking this Newcastle player ahead of a shock summer move.