Newcastle fans react as club linked with Swansea midfielder Mesa

Roque Mesa of Swansea City and Tom Cleverley of Watford battle for possession during the Premier League match between Watford and Swansea City at Vicarage Road on December 30, 2017 in...

Newcastle are expected to be busy this summer, with Mesa reportedly linked.

Roque Mesa (R) of Swansea challenged by Helder Costa of Wolves during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Swansea City at Molineux on January 6, 2018...

Newcastle United are reportedly battling Premier League newcomers Fulham and La Liga giants Villarreal for the signature of Roque Mesa, who is said to be closing in on a permanent move to Sevilla - but Toon fans are not so sure.

Spanish outlet Sevilla ABC claim Newcastle are interested in the midfielder, with Mesa's agent - the same agent as Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic - confirming that he had received offers for the 29-year-old.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool is closed down by Roque Mesa of Swansea City  during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on December 26, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Mesa remains a Swansea City player, despite only managing to complete 11 Premier League appearances before being shipped out on loan in the January transfer window to Sevilla.

He joined the Swans last summer for £11million (The Sun) but failed to make an impact. He has a contract at the Liberty Stadium until the summer of 2021, but following Swansea's relegation, he is unlikely to stay.

Roque Mesa (l) celebrates the Swansea goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at Liberty Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

The Toon are expected to offload Jack Colback and Henri Saivet this summer, while Mikel Merino's future continues to be clouded with doubt after a frustrating second half to the season.

Newcastle fans are desperate for their club to bring some players in with owner Mike Ashley continually frustrating Rafa Benitez on a transfer front, but the supporters believe Benitez should avoid Mesa.

One fan summed it up by posting: "Couldn't get a game at a club that were relegated."

 

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