Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool claims

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Liverpool are strongly linked with signing Newcastle's Georginio Wijnaldum.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for NewcastleGeorginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Newcastle United fans have been expressing their views on social media amid reports via The Telegraph that Liverpool are closing in on last season's top scorer Georginio Wijnaldum.

Wijnaldum struck 11 goals last season but could not prevent their relegation to the Championship, but left the season with his reputation largely intact.

His season included some memorable moments, especially his four goal blitz in the 6-2 win over Norwich.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over NorwichGeorginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich

Everton and Tottenham have also been linked to the Dutchman but it is Liverpool's interest - first reported by HITC Sport a fortnight ago - which has really got fans talking.

Supporters are hoping to land a Liverpool player in return, namely ex-Burnley striker Danny Ings, whose role in the first team at Anfield next year is yet to be determined after an injury hit campaign.

Liverpool's Danny Ings scores their first goalLiverpool's Danny Ings scores

One thing is for sure, and that is this is a scenario Newcastle will not want to be ongoing all summer.

The longer they take to sell Wijnaldum, the shorter time period they have to sign a replacement, and the canny Rafa Benitez will surely already have a list of targets he wants to bring into the club.

Here is a look at what Newcastle fans had to say about the latest developments...

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