Newcastle United fans have been left fuming with Wesley Moraes’ move to Aston Villa.
Villa wrapped up the signing of Wesley for £22 million yesterday (Telegraph), after Newcastle’s interest in the striker had been reported earlier in the summer.
And Newcastle fans are frustrated that newly promoted clubs like Villa are seemingly showing more ambition than them.
No point in reporting transfer activity ! We are doomed . If Rafa was going to stay he would have signed by now. if anyone renews their season ticket before Rafa or takeover confirmed they have a screw loose !— Stephen Smith (@stephen382) June 13, 2019
don’t make yourself sound stupid, not arguing that in the past Aston Villa weren’t a huge club, but currently to say that we can’t compete with yous financially is an absolute joke— Matthew McAtominey (@mattyjmc1) June 13, 2019
It's all so depressing right now.— TX_Monochrome (@toon_tx) June 13, 2019
Only reason I’m believing this is because I think this story was true, Rafa’s type of player and young so the club could get on board. Dragging feet has led to us not even being in the picture— Leazes News (@LeazesNews) June 13, 2019
When a team that spent 3 years in the championship then a few weeks later offered £25m for Wesley & gets accepted then it’s a major worry for #NUFC we’ll be left behind yet again quick for ST money but when it’s comes to competing they dither an absolute disgrace. Unacceptable— john_NUFC42 (@john_nufc42) June 13, 2019
Aston Villa snatching up talent like Wesley, yet nufc can’t even sign a contract with the manager. It’s rough being a Newcastle fan— Stephen Bewick (@NUFCbewick9) June 13, 2019
Was Wesley Moraes really a target of #NUFC? Because if he was we have lost out to a newly promoted team #AVFC. I am totally fed up with all the uncertainty. In all honesty Rafa should get out as quick as possible, cashly playing a very dangerous game now.— Steve Bartle (@barty51) June 13, 2019
Villa have already spent big since earning promotion to the Premier League, with Dean Smith putting together a strong squad at Villa Park.
Newcastle, meanwhile, have been very quiet in the transfer window so far.
The Magpies are not planning on making any additions until Rafael Benitez’s future is sorted.
Benitez has just over two weeks remaining on his contract at St. James’ Park, and he still hasn't penned a new deal with the Tynesiders.
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