Lazio defender Jordan Lukaku is reportedly set to be offered to Newcastle United this summer as the Italian club look to tempt The Toon into selling captain Jamaal Lascelles – and Newcastle fans have reacted to the new swap deal.
Lazio were first linked with Newcastle skipper Lascelles earlier in the week by Italian outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi. It was also believed that the Serie A side want Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, valuing both at £14million.
But the latest reports coming from Italy, as per Il Messaggero, Lazio have gone a step further in their bid to sign Lascelles by including Newcastle’s January target Lukaku in a deal.
Sky Sports claimed back in January that Belgium international Lukaku did not join the Toon, after failing a medical at the final hurdle. Instead, Newcastle lured Antonio Barreca to St. James’ Park from Monaco.
Newcastle still need a left-back, with Matt Ritchie playing on the left side of defence in recent weeks. Barreca struggled to have an impact, while Paul Dummett is hardly the long-term answer.
Newcastle fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that Lukaku – who had a £19million (France Football) release clause in his January loan deal that eventually fell through – and Toon fans have ridiculed the idea.
We aren't going to accept that considering we sent him back in January
— Callum McKenzie (@CalMck10) June 13, 2019
— Simon (@LittleHenryD) June 13, 2019
Give us Immobile and we’ll chuck in Manquillo.
— Dean Woods (@wuds100) June 13, 2019
No. No. No.
— David Punton (@DavePunton) June 13, 2019
Well that will test lascelles commitment and the clubs buy young and sell for a profit stance. If we get silly money and rafa stays I would say do it but only if rafa stays and we get to spend the money.
— steven jones (@towlawstev) June 13, 2019
Lol these guys think they're dealing with Bologna or Genoa
— The Perennial Pundit (@PerennialPundit) June 13, 2019
If I remember rightly he was sent back cause he was overweight after being out so long would still take him in my opinion has a lot of potential
— Lucas Dickinson (@djlucasjunior) June 13, 2019