The Sun are tipping relegation strugglers West Ham to make a £15million bid for Jamaal Lascelles.
The club captain has been in excellent form for us this season, and justifiably fans are a little perplexed as to why he would swap Tyneside for a move to a crisis-ridden club like the Hammers.
Fans on Twitter were dismissive of the story; especially because of the derisory price tag that the newspaper have placed on our no.6:
Nufc massive club staying up – West Ham small London club going down … why would you move ?!
? andy ferguson (@fergiemourinho) 25 March 2018
It would be like going from Waitrose to Heron
? Jack Dixon (@dixon_jack) 25 March 2018
Triple it more like
? Dave Rees (@johndavidrees) 25 March 2018
? Carl McAdam (@Cadamlaaad) 24 March 2018
No less than 50m` has all the qualities to be an England captain in 2/3 years` a born leader.
Won`t go anywhere whilst Rafa running the ship.
? Rob Allbright (@roballbright) 25 March 2018
And as if you would leave NCL for that horror show
? #believe (@genius1love) 25 March 2018
West Ham are getting relegated anyway
? timgarside (@garside500) 25 March 2018
Worth at least 1/2 of Van Dijk right now, 15M is a joke
? Ryan Marcum (@real_ryanmarcum) 25 March 2018
Third off, West Ham are going down.
? The Rogue One (@AdamGradwell) 25 March 2018
Add a zero!
? Will Chapman (@wjchapman) 25 March 2018
1) Why on earth would he go there at present time?
2) His value is atleast 30-40 million. #NUFC
? Burnsie NUFC (@BenArfaChance) 25 March 2018
Quadruple more like
? Andrew Wells (@wellzy1995) 25 March 2018
Young English centre half with outstanding leadership skills. Can see him breaking the van Dijk fee in a couple of years if he continues to progress.
? Chris McElderry (@twinpistols) 25 March 2018
The Sun are well connected with sources inside West Ham so the London club`s interest may be genuine. However, there is no way Jamaal would want to swap St James` Park for the London stadium currently.
He is playing under a manager who he trusts, and who gave him the captain`s armband. He is also playing for supporters that back him and would like him to stay. Finally, he is performing well for a team who sit two points ahead of the Hammers in the table, and are on the up. There is no reason he would want to leave at the moment.