'Don't want him' - Newcastle fans are fuming about Benitez reported January deal
Newcastle United fans took to social media to bemoan reports linking them with a move for Porto’s Iker Casillas in the January transfer window.
Supporters were less than thrilled with the news and questioned why they weren’t going for players in other positions.
One fan was very specific with his demands saying he wanted a striker and a left-back to be signed, and another fan used the rolling eye emoiji over the news to express his feelings.
The original report by AS claimed that Rafa Benitez was hoping to sign the goalkeeper because of his vast experience of playing at a high level.
However, the Magpies currently find themselves facing a relegation battle and sit only five points clear of the drop in 15th.
Newcastle United have failed to win any of their last six league games and have suffered heavy defeats courtesy of Watford and Manchester United.
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And, despite conceding a lot of goals in their recent outings, fans don’t believe a new goalkeeper is the answer to their club’s problems.
Here are the best tweets from disgruntled Newcastle fans:
Dont want him. We want A striker and LB
— Darren Cowan (@darrencowan160) December 4, 2017
— Mark Nixon (@mark89nixon) December 4, 2017
Why, we need a decent striker, 2 defenders and a bit more force in midfield.
— Nige Smith (@toastofworcesta) December 4, 2017
We need a striker and one more playmaking midfielder. No need for GK.
— giovinco is god (@canucksroc) December 3, 2017
Because a GK is our biggest weak spot… not the lack of goals, creativity, defensive ability ????
— Hatman ????️♂️ (@PaulVarcent) December 4, 2017
Can he play up front?
— Moggy (@moggy45) December 4, 2017
No! Over the hill!
— Mark500 (@MarkLawson500) December 3, 2017
In other Newcastle United news, Benitez has turned to firing shots at the quality of his squad after their poor run of form.