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Newcastle United: Fans react to reports linking the club with Jonathan David

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A group of Newcastle United fans have been discussing reports that the club are in talks regarding the potential signing of Jonathan David from Gent. According to, the Magpies have entered negotiations regarding a deal worth around €35m (£31.2m).

David is a 20-year-old attacker and is a fully-fledged Canadian international. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he left Ottawa ISC in January 2018 and moved to the Belgian club’s reserves. He has since been promoted to the senior side.

According to, he is currently valued at £20.25m. In 27 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League this season, he has scored 18 goals and provided eight assists for his teammates. Here is how a sample of the St. James’ Park faithful have responded to the news their club have shown an interest in signing the player.

These fans were clearly excited by the prospect of David joining the Toon, particularly given they’re yet to see a significant return on their investment on Joelinton last summer. The club forked out £39.6m to sign the Brazilian striker from Hoffenheim, but in 29 Premier League appearances this season, he has managed to score just the one goal (via

However, many aren’t convinced there is any truth in the story and have questioned how the club can possibly be involved in transfer negotiations whilst there is still so much uncertainty regarding the Saudi-led consortium’s proposed takeover.

In our view, any stories linking the Magpies with any potential signings will likely be dismissed by the majority of fans until there is a clear update on whether or not the proposed owners have passed the Premier League’s vetting process.

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