Fans of Newcastle United have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports that the club look set to rival Manchester United in their interest of Federico Chiesa.
According to reports by La Nazione (via Sport Witness), should Newcastle’s £300 million Saudi Arabia-backed takeover be given the green light by the Premier League, then the North East club will ‘overtake’ Inter Milan and Juventus in the race for the 22-year-old.
After the reports were relayed on Twitter by NUFC 360, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many suggesting that they would like the takeover to be approved before rumours of transfer targets begin.
Guess I missed the part where new owners were announced ????
— James (@billywillows) July 10, 2020
What new owners?
— Murray White (@Muzza_90) July 10, 2020
How is this a headline when the new owners are nowhere to be seen ?????
— dan (@Shorty_dTweets) July 10, 2020
How are we getting linked to players everyday when it’s not done
— cameron watt (@cameronwatt1892) July 10, 2020
Gonna have some team with all these players were signing
— Chris08 (@Chrisharte81) July 10, 2020
Ignoring the fact that the takeover has not yet been approved, Chiesa would undoubtedly be a huge signing for the club.
So far this term, the £43.2 million-rated forward has scored six goals and provided three assists over his 27 appearances in Serie A, as well as scoring a further goal in the Coppa Italia – taking his total to seven goals and three assists this season.
Would you like to see the club make a move for Chiesa this summer?
And, in comparison to the previous comments, there were Newcastle fans a bit more positive over the news that they are linked with the Italian international.
Would love that
— Jack ?? (@jchaytor16) July 10, 2020
Despite the link with Chiesa, the fact does remain that a potential move for the player very much does hinge on the club being taken over.
As such, Newcastle fans will simply have to wait and see whether or not the takeover deal is approved to see whether the Chiesa interest becomes a physical bid.