A lot of Newcastle United fans have replied to a tweet from Lee Ryder as he relayed the news that the Toon have decided not to sign Laurent Robert’s son Thomas, who has joined Scottish outfit Airdrieonians instead.
This has drawn the attention of many Newcastle fans, who feel that this just sums up the Toon under owner Mike Ashley.
Are you bothered Newcastle didn't sign Laurent Robert's son?
If ever a tweet summed up #NUFC under Ashley, it’s this.
A player turned us down to go to Airdrie …. ????
— Stuart Roxburgh (@Stuart_Roxburgh) July 9, 2020
Last year it was couldn’t compete with the likes of Bournemouth, a year later it’s Airdrie! ?? Please hurry up @premierleague and make a decision!
— Craig Cottingham (@CraigCottingha3) July 9, 2020
Couldnt compete with Airdrie
— Jordon (@greggas90) July 9, 2020
Laurent Robert was with Newcastle from the summer of 2001 to January 2006 and played a role in Magpies sides that competed in the Champions League and achieved finishes of third and fourth in the Premier League.
Still, it seems as if his son has decided that Scotland is the place for him to continue his career.
However, the news has not disappointed these Toon fans, who feel that if he has ended up playing for a League One side in Scotland, then he can’t be that good.
I mean if that’s where he’s ended up he can’t be that good
— joe (@nufcrichys) July 9, 2020
please tell me the people complaining are joking
— ross (@LockdownHater58) July 9, 2020
If he had to go to Airdrie, he cant be PL standard. Definitely not his dad then.
hopefully he develops and becomes our flying winger in time for our CL winning season in 3 years time post-takeover.
— Gothmog’s pyjamas (@JDslippers) July 9, 2020
The fact he has ended up at Airdrie suggests to some Toon fans that maybe he is not that good, and those supporters who are disappointed should maybe consider the fact the club decided not to sign the 19-year-old rather than the other way around.
Newcastle have signed goalkeeper Mark Gillespie ahead of next season, but with the club in the middle of ongoing takeover negotiations, it may not be surprising they have not signed anyone else this summer as of yet.