A whole host of Newcastle United fans are very angry on Twitter to see Ramon Planes linked with a role at their club.
The Magpies are still operating without a new director of football with just nine games left to play until the January transfer window opens, so they will be looking to get someone in place well before that critical point in the season.
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Eddie Howe will have to work some magic before the turn of the year to try and guide the club out of the bottom three with the group of players he already has but then when it comes to January he may be able to work with someone such as Michael Emenalo, who is expected to be signed by the club before Saturday’s match against Brentford, according to Rudy Galetti.
A fresh name may scupper those plans as Barcelona’s technical secretary Planes is set to leave the club and is now reportedly a target for the Magpies according to MARCA but with the Catalan club in a financial crisis, they could potentially do better than offering him a deal.
A lot of Newcastle fans on Twitter are not happy with links to Planes.
What have these Newcastle fans been saying?
“Barcelona are over 1B in debt. This deal makes total sense.”
“Secretary? Barcelona? no thanks”
“Oh come on man. Emenalo please”
“Never saw that link coming”
“I’m not entirely sure hiring people who have contributed to Barcelona being completely financially knackered is the wisest of moves, if I’m honest”
“Started with the players, now Barca are trying to link all their staff to us as well.”
These Newcastle fans do not seem overly excited by links to Planes, mainly because of the state Barcelona find themselves in, however, Planes was the man that helped bring Pedri to Barcelona for £18 million and now the midfielder has a €1 billion release clause in his contract and was a starter for Spain at Euro 2020, despite being just 18-years old.
This report has not been as extensively covered within the English media and that may be down to the fact Emenalo is close to joining the club as it’s been reported previously by The Telegraph, that the latter is indeed someone the new owners have on a shortlist.