Newcastle fans react to 'worrying' Mario Lemina reports
A number of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from the Daily Mail concerning the Magpies’ stance on signing Mario Lemina.
It appears that something will have to give if Steve Bruce wants to land Lemina.
The Daily Mail reports that Mike Ashley is reluctant to pay £4 million for the Gabon international, who was first linked back in April. It is claimed that he is less willing to pay a fee for players over the age of 27.
Lemina – who turns 28 in September – is out of contract at Southampton next summer.
The Daily Mail notes that Newcastle would be interested in a swap deal for Lemina. However, the Saints are not keen on the players who could move in the opposite direction.
Lemina has had a very mixed time in the Premier League. On his day, he has looked an outstanding talent. Saints fans have occasionally been reminded of why Juventus previously signed him.
However, he has impressed nowhere near often enough. And of course, Fulham were relegated while he was on loan.
‘Worrying’: Newcastle fans concerned by Lemina reports
Admittedly, Lemina has struggled at times. However, the latest reports have worried many Newcastle fans.
A £4 million move for the Saints man comes with little risk. He is reportedly on £40,000-a-week, according to Spotrac. So it would not be a huge deal for the club.
And the supporters fear what their reluctance to pay for Lemina may mean for the rest of their window.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to the reports…
i’m lost for words at this point
— Jack (@jackb18_) June 29, 2021
Good to see we’re as small time as ever.
— Middle Age Fanclub (@grahamcrosby) June 29, 2021
4 million quid!!! 😂 Most prem teams pay more than that for a no2 goalkeeper! Good old Mike 😂
— Andrew Biddy Wells (@biddywells) June 29, 2021
Worrying in regards to the takeover.
— Jaime Morgan (@jbmorg85) June 29, 2021
Genuinely not shocked at all
— Josh (@JSpence24) June 29, 2021
£4 million😂 we are doomed
— Cameron⚫️⚪️ (@cameronwatt1892) June 29, 2021
4m??? We have to get him
— Ollie 🥶 (@ollie_cruse) June 29, 2021
Reluctant to meet a 4 million asking price!? Is this some kind of wind up!??
— Karl Middlehurst (@KarlMiddlehurst) June 29, 2021
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