A lot of Newcastle United fans are reacting to Willian Jose’s comments about how he turned down the chance to move to Newcastle.
The 27-year-old Real Sociedad striker was linked with a move to Newcastle last season, but Rafael Benitez chose to sign Salomon Rondon instead.
It seems that, according to Jose, he was Benitez’s first choice but snubbed a move in favour of remaining in Spain.
Certainly, these Newcastle fans are not surprised that Jose rejected the chance to join Newcastle.
See the best of the reaction below.
Real Sociedad striker Willian José has revealed he had the chance to join Newcastle United last year. [Marca] #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) October 22, 2019
Not surprised at this Willian Jose is a Rafa type forward.
Very good focal point striker he’s very similar to Diego Costa.
— Rafa Facts (@FactsRafa) October 22, 2019
I expect senior club sources will shortly be releasing a statement to refute this.
— Barry Blakely (@BarryBlakely) October 22, 2019
and we went with joelinton….willian jose scores goals joelinton creates them.
— B 2.0 (@JMAG1892_2) October 23, 2019
The next Rondon
— Saleh (@Saleh0vic) October 22, 2019
Some Toon fans are disappointed to hear that Jose turned them down.
Rafa pulled the deal apparently
— Ben (@Bengn87) October 22, 2019
This was reported a few minth back that rafa knocked him back in the same season we were desperate for strikers.
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) October 22, 2019
Other Newcaste fans think that it was Rafa who rejected the Brazilian.