Some Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media to reports by the Daily Mail, claiming Steve Bruce is battling Everton to sign Angers midfielder Angelo Fulgini.
Newcastle are keeping tabs on the former France U21 international as Bruce looks to add new legs to his engine room. Crystal Palace and Everton also share an interest in Fulgini, however, after the Ivory Coast-born maestro enjoyed a career-best campaign last season.
Angers are now braced for summer approaches for Fulgini, with the 24-year-old in the final two years of his contract. The £14,000-per-week star is their most prized asset, but Le SCO are prepared to sell for the right offer.
Angers will accept £12m bids for Fulgini, although Newcastle may face also continental competition. Along with Everton and Crystal Palace, Southampton have also tracked the Valenciennes product. Ligue 1 sides, including Monaco, and clubs in Spain are on alert, too.
Fulgini would offer Bruce a versatile, creative and skilful set-piece specialist if Newcastle agree terms with Angers. He is also very comfortable running with the ball from deep, but his profile – and age – also suits Eagles boss Patrick Vieira’s desired mould for targets.
Capped at each level by France from U17s to U21s, Fulgini shone for Angers last term. He scored 10 times and offered four assists in 36 appearances, including seven and three in Ligue 1. He had previously never scored more than four in a single top-flight season.
Newcastle fans react to Bruce’s pursuit of Angers midfielder Fulgini
However some Newcastle fans have reacted to the Daily Mail’s report by questioning the level of Bruce’s interest in Angers star Fulgini. They note how the Magpies have monitored several targets already this summer, but are yet to make any first-team signings.
Other also note the potential impact Fulgini moving to St James Park could have on other targets, like Joe Willock. The Express have reported Newcastle are confident of signing the former Arsenal loanee again. But RMC Sport now note Monaco are keen on Willock, too.
So, here are some of the messages shared as Newcastle fans reacted to their side’s interest in Angers midfielder Fulgini…