While Newcastle United fans have been waiting all January long for their club to finally act, it seems they will only be happy if their club chase the right players. After a transfer report by the Chronicle claimed that the Magpies had submitted a loan bid for Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca, fans weren’t overly thrilled to say the least. Several complained that securing another player on a temporary basis reflected on the club in a bad light, one even claiming it was embarrassing, while another boldly stated it was these sort of deals that would force Rafa Benitez to walk away from the Magpies. It’s hard to know if the fury from fans was targeting more at the idea of another loan move rather than the fact it could mean 23-year-old Barreca arrives at the club. While the Monaco flyer is struggling to feature for his team currently, at least he is a player who should be able to be better than the club’s current options when comes to searching for back-up for first-choice left-back Paul Dummett.
This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Now we'll have the embarrassing scenarios of not matching the loan fees never mind purchase prices. The football club is a joke.
— JOP (@40yearsofhurt) January 23, 2019
When will the club be challenged about only scavenging loan deals when clearly money is being denied for permanent transfers and they are forcing Rafa to walk at the end of the season
— Chris Cheetham (@cheetz88) January 23, 2019
What is going on with the loans!
— ???????????????????? ???????? ???????????????????? (@Grantdesousa) January 23, 2019
More loans than Barclays Bank, club a complete shambles
— Garwain (@Garwain) January 23, 2019
As desperate as we are for players, we'll be handing 4 back at the end of the season if these 2 come in. Be right back in the same mess come august.
— Stu Renton (@lRodneyTrotterl) January 23, 2019
A reserve fullback in a side 19th in the French league!
— Nathan Moat (@nathanmoat) January 23, 2019
Another loan! Spend some money!!!!!
— Dan Mann (@dannymann02) January 23, 2019
The most worrying part is this guy can’t get a game despite them being awful and in the relegation zone
— Matt Milne (@21Milner) January 23, 2019