Newcastle United’s busy end to an otherwise frustrating transfer window looks like seeing another outcast depart St. James’ Park.
Indeed, Grant Hanley is reportedly close to joining Norwich City after the two clubs agreed a fee, bringing an end to a pretty disappointing stint on Tyneside for the Scot.
Signed from Blackburn Rovers last summer, the 25-year-old largely struggled with the step up, struggling to wholly convince in black and white.
His performance against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup last week invoked the ire of Newcastle supporters and the arrival of Florian Lejeune pushed him further down the pecking order.
With Manu Riverie and Siem De Jong also having departed of late, Rafa Benitez may actually have some room to bring some more players as he attempts to clear the wage bill.
Having said that, here’s a look at how Newcastle United fans reacted on Twitter to Grant Hanley’s seemingly imminent move.
Looks like Hanley, Haidara, Lazaar, Krul and Colback will definitely be leaving. Hopefully we can get rid of Diame as well. #NUFC
— Adam (@AdamLittle99) August 29, 2017
Fallen for this before but it looks like we'll get some late signings in. Riviere, de Jong, Hanley & Lazaar going – 4 big #NUFC wages!
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) August 29, 2017
If we get any of that money back for Hanley be best bit of business Rafa has done #nufc
— Michael hall (@Halley1987) August 29, 2017
De Jong, Rivière and probably Hanley all away in a week.
Just Wearside Jack to go now #Nufc
— InRafaWeTrust (@Iam_Allbright) August 29, 2017
Big head Hanley is off. Never seen someone move so slow #nufc
— Daniel Back (@Riise1989) August 29, 2017
Rivière, De Jong and Hanley is some serious money off the wage bill. Should be a decent end to the window.. #NUFC
— Connor. (@CHPopadom) August 29, 2017