Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to Jasper Cillessen links

Rafael Benitez, the Newcastle United manager looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on August 20, 2017 in...

Newcastle United have been linked with Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.

Barcelona's Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen kicks the ball as he warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League group D football match between FC Barcelona and Olympiakos FC at the...

Newcastle United fans have suggested that they should be targeting a striker instead of Jasper Cillessen in the January transfer window.

Newcastle have been said to be looking at the Barcelona stopper by El Gol Digital in Spain, as the Magpies look to improve their goalkeeping options.

Rafael Benitez has been on the hunt for a new number one at St. James’ Park for a considerable period of time.

However, while some Newcastle fans see the worth in bringing in Cillessen, others are urging Benitez to focus on bringing in a new striker rather than a goalkeeper.

Rob Elliott has been Newcastle’s first choice stopper over the campaign so far and the Republic of Ireland international has performed well.

Newcastle have not looked so impressive going forward though, with many of their current striking options struggling.

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Newcastle...

Joselu and Dwight Gayle have both failed to score prolifically at Premier League level, while Aleksandar Mitrovic has barely been used.

Despite Newcastle’s striking problems, they are still performing well in the Premier League, and currently sit in 11th place in the top flight standings.

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