A whole host of Newcastle United fans are fuming on Twitter after seeing their club being linked with a double swoop for James Tarkowski and Ben Mee.
Newcastle were able to register their first win of the season last weekend when they beat relegation-threatened Burnley thanks to a Callum Wilson goal and also earn their first Premier League clean sheet of the campaign.
The Clarets were without their usual captain in Mee, but Tarkowski was present and mentioned the atmosphere during his post-match interview. The Telegraph had previously reported that Tarkowski is one of the main transfer targets for the new owners.
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Now though, the Daily Mirror is claiming that the Magpies could make an audacious double swoop in January for both Mee and Tarkowski, which would be an almighty blow for Sean Dyche and Burnley.
A lot of Newcastle fans are annoyed on Twitter with this transfer claim.
What have these Newcastle fans been saying?
“Richest club in the world ending up with Burnley’s defence”
“If we wanna create a team capable of playing good football, this isn’t the way to go”
“There’s no way Burnley will lose both of their starting CB’s in a relegation scrap regardless of what we offer. That’s ridiculous. 1 maybe but both no chance.”
“Selling two key players to a relegation rival. Not a chance.”
“I would have serious doubts about the recruitment policy if this is true ! Yeah there decent bottom half of league defenders but not really any better than what we’ve got once there coached properly and consistently IMHO .”
“Great, let’s get in more championship standard players just to make sure we do get relegated this year.”
“I would be shocked if Burnley let them go in January. Staying in the Premier League is orders of magnitude more valuable than any transfer fee they could get for them.”
This same report has claimed that if Mee and Tarkowski decide to join Newcastle in January, they will see their wages instantly doubled, and given that the latter is out of contract in the summer, he could see this is a superb opportunity.