Yesterday, after over three weeks of the window, Newcastle United finally strengthened their squad following their confirmation that Schalke’s former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Nabil Bentaleb, had joined the Magpies on loan.
Indeed, while he may not be the sort of goal threat to help supplement Joelinton and Andy Carroll many may want, the fact that the Toon Army had finally moved in the market pleased an awful lot of supporters online. In fact, the image of the Algerian international donning the club’s famous black and white kit went down a storm.
✍️ #NUFC have completed the signing of midfielder Nabil Bentaleb on loan from @s04 until the end of the season with an option to make the deal permanent.
Welcome, @nabilbentaleb42! ⚫️⚪️
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 21, 2020
While he was unavailable for last night’s game with Everton, the fact the club have brought in a player with Premier League and Champions League experience has excited a number of supports on social media. Given the number of injuries Steve Bruce has endured over the last few weeks, it seems like any news on the incoming front is good news, regardless of position.
With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the reaction online.
— Alfie Laidler (@LaidlerAlfie) January 21, 2020
— Euan McCubbin (@euanmccubbin17) January 21, 2020
Something to be positive about for once, this feels mad
— Dell ❄️ 14-3 (@agbnufc) January 21, 2020
Good business Get the Bowen deal done and I’ll be happy
— Adam Pearson (@MikeAshleyFan12) January 21, 2020
— Gbaz (@gbaznufc) January 21, 2020
— Jack Hall (@JackHallnufc5) January 21, 2020
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