With the club about to take over, of course, Newcastle has been connected with a multitude of players in recent weeks, with names such as Edinson Cavani and Philippe Coutinho being banned.
But according to a Sky Sports report, the Magpies focus on an attacker who is currently pursuing his profession in the Premier League: Odion Ighalo.
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It is suggested that the Nigerian – who is currently on loan to Manchester United – is of interest to Newcastle in the event that their proposed acquisition is completed this summer, although he also claims that his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua, has he expects to return to them in time for the start of the new Chinese Super League season in July.
But after hearing about their club’s interest in Ighalo, Newcastle fans turned to Twitter to voice their opinion on the situation.
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– Lennon🇸🇦 (@lennonnufc) May 10, 2020
I don’t want any of the 30 years + brigade thanks, all looking for a final payday for a long contract.
go for young people, the best under 24 available in Europe (mbappe etc. obvs not possible).
– Azor Dubai (@JDslippers) May 10, 2020
Many people say no but I think it would be smart. I’ve been good at Man U this season and it’s an update on Joe as a striker
– AC🏴🇸🇦 (@DuttyNUFC) May 10, 2020
is a more likely signature 😂
– ollie 🇸🇦✨ (@ollienufc) May 10, 2020
John Carver will take care of it, right?
– Lewie Allan (@LooizAllan) May 10, 2020
Some Newcastle fans seemed so stunned by the connections to Ighalo that they admitted that they would rather have Salomon Rondon back.
I would soon return to Rondon if it were so!
– Adz (@AdzMawdz) May 10, 2020
– Benjamin Shambrook ⚫⚪⚫⚪⚫⚪ (@BenjShammers) May 10, 2020
If this is the type of player we want, I would prefer Rondon to be sincere. Strange from SSN.
– Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) May 10, 2020
From Cavani to Ighalo. Quite the step back in quality.
Would you take Odion Ighalo this summer?
While the latter certainly enjoyed relatively well in his short spell at Old Trafford – he scored four times in just eight games for the club – he doesn’t say much about Newcastle’s alleged ambition if they targeted an attacker who is currently 30. and only one last day of deadline to sign United.
The Magpies may wish to reassess their interest in Watford’s ex-man.