A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from The Chronicle sharing their live blog, which includes a claim from the Daily Mail that states Emil Krafth was thinking about leaving the Toon to go to Istanbul Basaksehir – but has had a change of heart since starting against Arsenal.
Newcastle signed the Swedish international in the summer of 2019, and he has made 29 appearances for the club since then and is one of three natural right-backs in the squad competing for regular game time.
However, he was awful on Monday night (with The Chronicle rating him 3/10 against the Gunners) and has averaged a pretty weak 6.38 rating in the league this season, so it is no wonder that these Newcastle fans are gutted that the 26-year-old could be staying.
“God please no”
“Never understood his signed, no better than Yedlin or Manquillo. Seemed a total waste from the beginning”
“Awful news. Goes under the radar as a terrible signing because of the price tag on Joelinton in the same window, but he’s nowhere near good enough.”
Do you want Krafth to leave?
Yes, he isn't good enough
No, he is a decent squad player
This post continued to draw in many Newcastle fans who are not happy with this news.
“I’d carry him out the door myself. He’s one of the worst right backs we’ve ever had. The recruitment team have had some shockers lately between him and Joelinton.”
“God I hope not, he is hopeless. Bruce rightfully gets a lot of stick, but a professional right back should know where to stand on the pitch! He was caught out of position time and time again against Arsenal”
“If they keep him & let manny go it would be a disgrace”
“Get him out, quite simply not good enough!!”
Krafth was signed for just £4.86m but in his time on Tyneside, he has hardly set the world alight and in both the 2019/20 season and this season his league rating has been poor (as per WhoScored).
Certainly, these Newcastle fans would be happy to see Krafth leave and they will just have to hope that he does decide to go.