A whole host of Newcastle United fans have reacted on Twitter to Pete Graves’ latest transfer claim.
Ahead of what could be the most important game of Newcastle’s season thus far against Watford on Saturday, Sky Sports reporter Graves has claimed that he expects progress to be made on the transfer front, with a centre-back and striker the current priorities.
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Someone that seemingly won’t be arriving is the club’s number-one target Sven Botman, with David Ornstein reporting that any deal is off because of Lille’s unwillingness to negotiate and sell the player.
Prior to this, Graves had claimed a deal for Botman was the ‘most advanced’ – but that other targets such as Diego Carlos and Benoit Badiashile remain options, as well as a ‘long list’ of strikers.
A lot of Newcastle fans on Twitter are excited by Graves’ transfer claim.
What have these Newcastle fans been saying?
“Promising news. Signings will com”
“Hopefully we get them done before Thursday/Friday if not a Dylan Stephenson call up wouldn’t be a bad shout till we get a back up striker in”
“They were at the cup game. They know what is needed.”
“Schick for 40-50 million would do me”
“I’m only listening to you and @SkySports_Keith because you guys tell it like it is.”
“Fingers crossed… it needs to happen but we need to be realistic on how long deals might take to get done. They need salespeople brokering the deals not accountants”
Despite Botman now not a possible deal to do, the club may well turn to a target Graves tweeted about in the form of Carlos, who the Magpies bid for last week, though they have also been linked with others such as Nat Phillips.