Newcastle United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking the club with a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard in the summer transfer window.
According to a report in Tuesday’s edition of The Sun (page 50, June 21, 2016), Newcastle are interested in signing Pritchard from Tottenham this summer (click here to read more).
The London Evening Standard reported earlier this month that Spurs are prepared to sell the 23-year-old this summer.
The former England Under-21 international, who can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, had injury concerns and struggled for playing time during a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion last season.
However, the 23-year-old has proved himself in the Championship, the division in which Newcastle will play next season following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
During the 2014-15 season when he was on loan at Brentford, Pritchard scored 11 goals and created as many as 111 chances in 46 Championship appearances.
Pritchard was one of the best attacking midfielders in the Championship that season, and he could be a key player for Newcastle during the 2016-17 campaign.
Newcastle fans taken to Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking the club with a move for Pritchard this summer.
Below are some of the best comments:
The Sun are linking us with Alex Pritchard. Although I know it's the Sun, I still want to believe it. Good player.— Kia (@Kia_NUFC) June 21, 2016
Alex Pritchard would be a good signing for us IMO. He was fantastic for Brentford in the Champ. #NUFC— Lewis Turner (@lewy7) June 21, 2016
Alex Pritchard up for sale from Spurs. Wouldn't mind him.. #Nufc— Cameron Findlay (@Cameron_NUFC) June 3, 2016
Spurs reportedly want £6m for Alex Pritchard. Decent replacement for Wijnaldum? (If he leaves) #nufc— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) June 1, 2016