Date: 8th November 2019 at 5:00pm
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Of all things fans were expecting to see on Thursday, we think it’s fair to say midfielder being linked with the club was not one of those. The Times have reported that Bruce is a big admirer of the Swiss international, and will offer him a lifeline in at St James’ Park, with a request expected at the . This is definitely not the answer, with his wages suggested to sit at £130,000-a-week, which is almost double the amount of their highest earner Miguel Almiron. isn’t exactly known for splashing the cash in the North East, so that appears to be a massive hurdle to overcome already. It wouldn’t be a bad thing to miss out on Xhaka though, with the 27-year-old already proving to be unreliable in the heart of midfield, which could damage Bruce’s usually strong options. Many Newcastle fans reacted to the report on and slammed the suggestion that Xhaka could make the move, with the majority turning down the chance due to money, and the fact that they believe they already have stronger options.

Nothing But Newcastle have picked out some of the best reactions below: