Newcastle fans don’t very often get a chance to see their side splash the cash, and when they do they usually cherish it. However, in this instance, the fans are desperate to avoid seeing Mike Ashley open his wallet as the player they’re being linked with is one they really do not want to sign.
Arsenal believe that Granit Xhaka will ask to leave the club in January after being stripped of the captaincy, with Newcastle United ready to make a move. [Times] #nufc
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) November 8, 2019
The player in question is Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka, who The Times have claimed has been offered a way out of Arsenal by the Magpies, this all coming after the Swiss midfielder was stripped of the captaincy after his recent clash with his own fans in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace (BBC).
The midfield options at Newcastle may not be as strong as they are at Arsenal, but it seems the fans have no interest in bringing Xhaka in. They absolutely adore the likes of Sean and Matty Longstaff, and also have Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey, so even the Geordies don’t want the Arsenal man.
Do you want to sign Granit Xhaka in January?
Yes! Added experience
No! We've got better
You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on the Xhaka rumours here:
God help us
— Chris Magill (@rhcpchris) November 8, 2019
No thanks. I’d rather keep Shelvey
— Scott (@scxttnufc) November 8, 2019
This is possibly the one time I’d rather Ashley didn’t spend money
— Stephen Hetherington (@Steesh1985) November 8, 2019
— shaun johnston (@shauni46) November 8, 2019
Doesn’t have the legs to get up and down the pitch. He’s less athletic than Shelvey.
— Liam Taylor (@27liamdavid) November 8, 2019
Sean and Hayden are literally better than him
— Jack (@Jack__1955) November 8, 2019
The Magpies have got no interest in bringing Xhaka in, and it really isn’t hard to see why given his recent bust-up with his own fans.