Supporters of Newcastle United have fumed after a transfer claim emerged regarding Manchester United’s Phil Jones.
It is claimed that Bruce has been ‘making checks on his situation‘ at Old Trafford with a view to making an offer to sign the 28-year-old centre-back.
Supposedly, though, the fact that Jones is on an £80,000-a-week contract in Manchester may prove to be an ‘issue‘ in the transfer.
This report was relayed to Newcastle fans on Twitter by The Chronicle and it had lots of them talking.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about the transfer link with Phil Jones?
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) December 9, 2020
Why… actually why?!
— Harky (@harkatronic) December 9, 2020
We dont want other teams flops . Lazy scouting network we should be doing our home work and finding potential. He is no better than what we already have.
— paul bloxham (@paulbloxham1) December 9, 2020
Jones currently has until the summer of 2023 on his contract with the Red Devils and a market value of £5.4m according to Transfermarkt.
Would you be pleased if Newcastle signed Phil Jones?
No, he is just terrible
Yes, he's not that bad
Bonkers and a bit embarrassing really, not only are we stacked with centre halves, in Fernandez and Lejuane we have two top quality players! Jones doesn’t even come close.
— Michael Bell (@mickbell38) December 9, 2020
What a terrible signing, we are embarrassing enough without adding Phil Jones to the back 10.
— Angel ? (@AngelNUFC) December 9, 2020
If there was ever a reason that Bruce needs to be sacked this is it!!!
— nick entwisle (@NEntwisle) December 9, 2020
During the 2019/20 Premier League season, Jones made just two league appearances for United in which he neither scored nor assisted a goal (per WhoScored).
Over the two games, Jones earned a weak 6.39/10 average rating and that made him the 11th-worst performer in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
This season, Jones has not made a single appearance for the Red Devils in any competition.
— Nath P (@Pales84) December 9, 2020
Swap deal for Bruce but Man Utd can keep them both ?
— Dave Shearer (@DaveShearer1) December 9, 2020
As can be seen in what these Newcastle fans had to say, they were furious with the transfer link between the Toon and Jones.