Some Newcastle United fans expect to miss out on Said Benrahma, with a few predicting a move to Leicester City for the Brentford winger.
According to The Sun, both Newcastle and Leicester are ready to pay £15 million for Benrahma, who has scored or assisted 14 goals in 26 games this season, while The Telegraph claims Arsenal are admirers.
But the following Magpies supporters, whose side's only January recruits were loans, are refusing to get their hopes up...
Lol battle...— Simon (@LittleHenryD) February 5, 2020
He’s away to leicester then— johnny hope (@HopeJohnny) February 5, 2020
That’ll be him off to Leicester then.....— Ian (@ian_riches) February 5, 2020
Good luck at Leicester— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) February 5, 2020
Wouldn’t bid 20m for Bowen we will not be bidding for this lad— Gareth Edwards (@gazed2202) February 5, 2020
We won't pay it unless Ashley goes— The Ipswich Magpie (@IpswichMagpie) February 5, 2020
He won't be going for that price... probably in the top 3 players in the league they'll want minimum 20m— Jase (@HolzvonHolzer) February 5, 2020
Even so, Leicester could have Champions League football to offer by then, though regular playing time may be more attainable at Newcastle, where another Algerian Nabil Bentaleb is presently on the books.
But it is also plausible that the lure of Arsenal, a move for which Benrahma would not have to leave London, would appeal to him the most.
Aston Villa have also been credited with an interest in Benrahma, who was brought to Griffin Park by the Villans boss Dean Smith, but the move never transpired despite claims they were ready to pay £20m for the 24-year-old.
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