A number of Newcastle United fans have been left rather excited after claims emerged stating that the club are set to appoint Michael Emenalo as their director of football.
Indeed, as reported by Football Insider, there has been a ‘breakthrough in talks’ between the Magpies and the former Nigerian international.
The article goes on to explain that, following talks with the owners in Saudi Arabia, Emenalo’s arrival is now expected to be announced over the international break.
The Telegraph had initially reported that the club had made Emenalo their first choice to take on the role, having held a similar position at Chelsea.
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Information regarding the story was shared by popular Twitter fan page NUFC360 and many supporters were quick to share their feelings on the matter.
What did these Newcastle fans say?
“This would be very good news indeed….”
“Massive if it happens.”
“#NUFC – It just keeps getting better. Oh happy days Find us the best young talents globally.”
“What a day.”
“Incredible if they can pull this off.”
“That’s a real coup!”
Emenalo formerly worked with Premier League rivals Chelsea as their technical director. He is perhaps best known for playing a part in such signings as Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, N’Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas.
Considering the calibre of player he helped bring to London in the past, it’s easy to see why these Newcastle fans are so excited with the links that suggest he could end up at their club.
With the January transfer market fast approaching, he could arrive in time to make an immediate impact on Tyneside.