Newcastle United are struggling for form so far this season but did hand themselves a crucial boost last weekend by securing victory over Watford.
Three points for Rafael Benitez’s side saw the Magpies rise out of the relegation standings but, having scored just seven goals in 11 games, there is still plenty of room for improvement between now and the end of the campaign.
Unsurprisingly, a new striker is top of the club’s wish-list for the January transfer window and reports have floated around suggesting Benitez is keen on signing Eintracht Frankfurt forward Sebastian Haller.
Haller has excelled so far this season, scoring seven goals and registering five assists in just 10 Bundesliga matches while also scoring twice in four games in the Europa League which, naturally, means he would be an expensive addition.
Because of this, Newcastle fans on social media do not rate their chances of pulling off a deal and we have gathered some of their reactions below.
Might sound ridiculous but €20m sounds doable, even by #NUFC standards. Anything nearer to €30m is unlikely though
— The Perennial Pundit (@PerennialPundit) November 8, 2018
That’s us out then.
— Burnsie NUFC (@BenArfaChance) November 8, 2018
Oh well that’s us out of the running
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) November 8, 2018
Well that’s us out of the running.
— Carl Mcvay-nufc
Get ready for a £12m bid
— Alastair Campbell (@alastair10) November 8, 2018
(@mcvaycarl) November 8, 2018