Manchester City fans react as Newcastle reportedly eye Guardiola's £40m signing
Manchester City fans have reacted on Twitter to reports that Newcastle United are looking to lure Nathan Ake to Tyneside – under Eddie Howe.
Howe, 43, has now been at Newcastle for more than a week – and there have even been two managerial appointments in the Premier League since.
Dean Smith joined Norwich on Monday, while Steven Gerrard left Rangers for Aston Villa last week. Howe’s first game comes around on Saturday.
But beyond his first game, Howe will also be looking at potential signings Newcastle could make in the January window – in six weeks’ time.
90Min say Newcastle are looking at three stars Howe had at Bournemouth – in Ake, as well as Cherries duo Jefferson Lerma and Lloyd Kelly.
Ake has managed just 20 appearances for second-placed City since his £40m (90Min) since his move to City. Howe wants a reunion on Tyneside.
What do Manchester City fans think as Newcastle and Howe eye Ake?
Newcastle need options at the back. Their current centre-backs are Fede Fernandez, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark and Fabian Schar.
Only one of those is left-footed. If Howe is to play three at the back, or two, he will need a better left-footed option than Clark – who not good enough.
The Ireland international is not Premier League standard and Newcastle need to replace him. Netherlands international Ake would be perfect.
Manchester City fans have reacted on Twitter to reports that Newcastle are interested in forming a reunion between Howe and Ake on Tyneside.
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