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Newcastle United: Fans react to Chris Waugh post

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United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest social media post from Toon journalist Chris Waugh. 

This comes after Waugh shared a post on his official Twitter page claiming that a defender is now top of the club’s transfer list.

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A nice and easy one to start off with, how much is Callum Wilson worth?

Waugh then added that a loan deal is “most likely” but that the Toon “must wait for fringe players to be made available from top-eight clubs”. 

This post then quickly grabbed the attention of a lot of Toon supporters, who were not shy in sharing their thoughts on the matter.

So, what did these fans have to say in response to this post from Waugh?

Waiting for fringe players from top 8 clubs. What a time to be alive #nufc”

@JackStanley86

#NUFC from signing the best CF in the world for a fee… to sniffing around clubs reserve players hoping to bag a bargain… Thank you Mr Ashley…”

@jimski_king

“Wow, what a time to be a supporter of this club.”

@coxon_jamie

“Embarrassing”

@BellChapo1892

“They don’t have to wait they just choose to. Could easily buy someone like any other club would do”

@Jthompson1989

“The priority should be a new manager! Bruce is awful”

@ParkinsonNeil

Looking at the replies to this post from Waugh, it seems as though these Toon fans are not particularly pleased to hear that their club are apparently looking to target any fringe players from top-eight clubs this summer for a potential loan deal.

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In our view, given how Newcastle sold centre-back Florian Lejeune to La Liga side Alaves this summer and recently conceded four goals in their opening Premier League game of the season, it’s understandable why the club are looking to bring in a new defender.

However, it is easy to see why the club apparently being more focused on potentially loaning a fringe player rather than buying one outright is disappointing to these Toon fans and just highlights the club’s lack of ambition in the transfer market.

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