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“No thanks”: Newcastle fans not happy with links to Gael Kakuta

Newcastle United are being linked with Gael Kakuta – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter have reacted extremely negatively to the transfer speculation.

Kakuta, 29, is a player who’s spent this season on loan at French top-flight club Lens from Amiens.

According to the Daily Mail, the ex-Chelsea player will be joining Lens on a permanent basis for £4.3million this summer after a deal was triggered in his loan clause.

The report states that the attacking midfielder is now being lined up though for a possible return to English football.

It is explained that Newcastle, Fulham and Watford have all been watching him this season, and a fee of £8.6million could be enough to prize hm away from Lens at the end of the season.

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Despite making 16 first-team appearances, Kakuta never made a serious breakthrough at Stamford Bridge during his Chelsea career, and has made a name for himself elsewhere.

It’s been a strong individual campaign for him so far in Ligue 1, scoring 11 goals and setting up five assists across all competitions. He’s a versatile player who can slot in as a number 10 or an attacker further up the pitch.

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A selection of Newcastle supporters on social media don’t believe he’s the right kind of target they should be looking at this summer, and want the club to look elsewhere.

A couple have compared him to Christian Atsu, who is a 29-year-old attacker at St James’ Park that has been frozen out of the first-team picture.

Here are some Newcastle fans discussing Kakuta:

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