Rafa Benitez looks set to guide Newcastle United back to the Premier League, following this weekend’s results in the Sky Bet Championship.
Newcastle’s 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic, combined with Burton Albion’s surprise triumph over Huddersfield Town, left Benitez’s side ten points clear of third-place and on course for automatic promotion, with just seven fixtures of the season remaining.
The Magpies’ promotion has seemingly been on the cards for a number of weeks now, and reports have been circulating on potential transfer targets for Benitez.
Surprisingly, news has now broken of a potential departure from the North-East, with Ayoze Perez linked to French outfit Marseille by French outlet Espoirs du Foot.
Perez has had an inconsistent season at St James’ Park, scoring nine goals in 35 appearances across all competitions.
With news of Perez’s potential departure, here is how Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter…
Let him go
— ethan (@nufcethan) April 2, 2017
Regardless of how bad some fans think he is, the club would demand £20m for him! If OM are daft enough to pay it then goodbye and good luck.
— Joe McLaughlan (@nufcUNITE) April 2, 2017
Anyone else thinking Ayoze's time at this club is nearing its end? #NUFC
— Toon In Toon Out (@toonintoonout) April 2, 2017
Get rid and us funds. Don't rate him at all.
— Burnsie ????⚽ NUFC ⚽???? (@BenArfaChance) April 2, 2017
Not the player he should have grown to be and Rafa can't even bring that out of him anything north of 25m take it ????????????????
— Mossy #24 (@MrBiggerexia) April 2, 2017
The lad only gets 10 mins a game! Still tho, I'd keep him
— Dan (@DanTheToonFan) April 2, 2017