Rafa Benitez’s multi-million pound squad are looking likely to guide Newcastle United instantly back to the Premier League following last season’s disappointing relegation.
Newcastle are currently top of the Sky Bet Championship, and despite failing to record a victory in their last three league outings, are a point ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion and hold a seven-point advantage over Huddersfield Town, leaving them on the brink of automatic promotion with eight-fixtures of the season remaining.
Whilst promotion to the Premier League is not a certainty, especially with the Championship’s unpredictability, Newcastle already seem to be planning for life back in the top-flight.
Manchester Untied and England left-back, Luke Shaw, was linked with a move to St James’ Park earlier this month, and the latest player to be named on Benitez’s transfer list is Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, who currently earns £70k-a-week at the Swans.
Benitez is reportedly keen on a £15m deal for the Iceland international, should the Magpies gain promotion to the Premier League.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the Newcastle and Sigurdsson links…
Sigurdsson to Newcastle? This is the problem with our club, so many are getting ahead of themselves! #NUFC
— Ian Rawlings (@ianrawlingslufc) March 27, 2017
Think I'd die and go to heaven if we got Sigurdsson mind. Unreal
— Cameron (@Cameron_NUFC) March 27, 2017
Gylfi Sigurdsson? Yes please, he is exactly what we need. Too early to get too involved in transfer talk though, promotion first… #nufc
— Jacob Jackman (@JakeJackmann) March 27, 2017
i would die if we signed him always wanted him
— Euan Leahy (@EuanLeahy7) March 26, 2017
would be amazing if he signed. I mentioned him in January as a potential summer target. Doubt he'd want to come though
— Ant4Mind (@1AntB) March 26, 2017
Newcastle. For £15m. FIFTEEN million. Please think about how ridiculous that sounds. Please.
— Ash (@JamesAshley_) March 27, 2017
This would be amazing signing if true but id see him nearer 20m
— T.A.F.K.A.P (@gallowgate13) March 26, 2017