Supporters of Newcastle United have fumed over a transfer link between the Toon and Manchester United’s Brandon Williams.
According to a report by the Shields Gazette, a ‘framework’ has supposedly been agreed in principle to see the full-back move to St. James’ Park on loan.
However, Steve Bruce’s side is supposedly not alone in its interest as there are a ‘host of clubs‘ that are interested in signing the player from the Red Devils.
One of the factors which has brought about the decision to move for Williams is reportedly the fact that Jamal Lewis is ‘struggling to settle a little‘ following his move from Norwich City.
This report was shared on Twitter by NUFC 360 and it had lots of Newcastle fans talking.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about the transfer link with Brandon Williams?
“Are we just gonna ignore we spent £13 million on a left back in the summer?. Some accountability from Bruce here”
“Remember when we had no LBs. This would be mad. Paul Dummett coming back too, I’m happy with Ritchie and Lewis and Paul. Or how about sign Jetro? Proven for us and can play entire left side.”
The 20-year-old Englishman currently has until the summer of 2024 on his existing deal with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and a market value of £9.9m according to Transfermarkt.
Would you be happy if Newcastle United signed Brandon Williams on loan?
No, he's not good enough
Yes, he's a good player
“Bruce only makes players worse, especially younger players so i hope this lad can recover his career when he leaves #nufc”
“Watched him a few times this year, not a fan at all. Not bad Cover though I guess”
“He will offer nothing”
During his career so far, the young left-back has made 41 senior appearances for the Red Devils, in which he has scored once and provided three assists (per Transfermarkt).
This season, he has made five senior appearances in all competitions, only one of which has been in England’s top flight.
In his one substitute appearance in the Premier League so far this season, the defender earned a weak 6.13/10 performance rating (per WhoScored).
“Waste of a loan”
As can be seen in these responses from Newcastle fans, many of them were not keen on the idea of signing Williams on loan from Manchester United.