Newcastle have rejected a £25million bid for Jamaal Lascelles from West Ham, and a section of their support has flocked onto Twitter in outrage at the derisory offer.
Sky Sports made the claim on its Twitter page on Tuesday morning.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 10, 2018
It came out of the blue but Newcastle fans are happy that their side aren’t entertaining the notion of selling one of their key players – especially at that price.
And it’s the money that West Ham have reportedly offered for Lascelles that has infuriated many Newcastle fans.
Here are the best reactions from the Newcastle supporters:
25 million in today's market is buttons. Try doubling and then we might pause before we say no
Ps. Different matter if a UCL club come in
— that guy (@phil_watson84) July 10, 2018
Definitely the most insulting bid of all time based on how the market is now, worth at least double that
— Sean Goody (@seangoody97) July 10, 2018
thank god he's not leaving.. as the captain of our club as well he is the true life blood behind all the players at #NUFC
— Ryan Nedeljkovic (@Ryan_Nedelk) July 10, 2018
Need at least £50m
— Oli (@Oli_NUFC99) July 10, 2018
I fear that if Lascelles does go, with it be takes Rafas soul…and ultimately any desire to stay at #nufc long term.
— Gianfranco Shola (@youmeandnufc) July 10, 2018
— Anthony Candler (@cheeseball1913) July 10, 2018
Sky Sports have reported that West Ham have made an increased bid of £25m for Lascelles. He is under contract until 2023, however he’s thought to be earning only £40,000 a week. He's the best defender we've had in a long time and we can not afford to lose him! #NUFC #ToonArmy pic.twitter.com/Jd1PWXXHSw
— ToonArmy.com (@toonarmy_com) July 10, 2018
If Ashley overrules Rafa and sells Lascelles then I’d imagine a lot of direct debits will be cancelled #NUFC
— Matthew Smith (@Math_Smith) July 10, 2018
As soon as any bid for Lascelles hits 30 million Ashley will deal. It's got nowt to do with Rafa. The consequences will be obvious. #nufc
— Geeky Retro Its Coming Home Nerds (@GeekyRetroNerds) July 10, 2018
The mood of many Newcastle fans should show Mike Ashley that he can’t afford to sell Jamaal Lascelles. The fans already hate him but if he sold one of their key players a few weeks before the transfer window shut, there might indeed be riots, as one Newcastle fan said. Thankfully, Newcastle don’t even have to talk about it at £25million. If an offer double that comes in, then there could be some troubling conversations at St James’ Park.