Newcastle fans react to Will Hughes reports
A number of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports claiming that the Magpies are in talks to sign Will Hughes from Watford this summer.
The Magpies are yet to land their first first-team signing of the window. Understandably, many supporters are hoping that Joe Willock makes his return at some stage.
But it appears that it could be another Premier League midfielder who makes the move to Tyneside first.
According to The Sun, talks are underway with the Hornets regarding a potential move for Hughes. It is noted that Watford value the 26-year-old at £12 million.
Interestingly, the report adds that the Hornets are keen on Isaac Hayden. So it would appear that there may be scope for a swap deal to take place.
For many Newcastle fans on social media, Hughes could be a smart signing. He may not be a game-changer. But he does possess a lot of quality. And he is at an age where he looks to be approaching his peak.
‘Would definitely take the lad’: Newcastle fans discuss Will Hughes
However, there is some frustration at the notion of Hayden moving the other way. Some feel that that would not make a deal worthwhile.
With that in mind, here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reports…
Eugh this sounds like a Willock top of the list, but Hughes someway further down kinda option. I mean I’d take him all day long but not signing Willock is criminal
— CC (@JamesHunt07) July 7, 2021
He’s a markup from Shelvey at least, nothing out of this world but a solid player.
— Ry (@_Gadgie) July 7, 2021
— Alan Armstrong (@Alan_Armstrong7) July 7, 2021
Would definitely take the lad…
— Fay97 🇬🇧 (@fay_alan) July 7, 2021
nice player. wouldn’t be mad about this.
— C.Anderson (@Hamill_CA) July 7, 2021
I actually hope the Will Hughes talks are true.
Still only 26 and a decent player that has flair….can create and assist.
Not a goalscorer though.
I can tell you now, there’s absolutely no way Hayden is leaving #NUFC this Summer so they can forget about that “swap”.
— Mouth of the Tyne (@ToonMouthTyne) July 7, 2021
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) July 7, 2021
Always been a fan of Will Hughes, shame about the big injury he had in 2015, was bound to leave Derby for a Big club. Would take him and let Hendrix leave. Hughes+Willock would be fine for the midfield. #NUFC
— 👉LDG👈 (@Asallsince93) July 7, 2021
I’d take Hughes in a swap deal for Hendrick, without a doubt. But Hayden is one of our better player.
— Geordie in Yorkshire (@in_geordie) July 7, 2021
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