Date: 7th January 2020 at 7:30pm
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According to Eurosport (via Get French Football News), Newcastle United are keen on a move for Dutch forward Ryan Babel this month. 

The Dutchman – who was drafted in by Fulham 12 months ago amid their own battle against – is understood to be a target for both the and Eredivise giants Ajax with current club Galatasaray said to be willing to offload him for a minimal fee, despite his fairly good goalscoring record this season.

Indeed, the 33-year-old has bagged 5 goals this season in the Super Lig – 3 more than the ’s current frontline combined in the Premier League – and averages more shots per game (2.1, per WhoScored) than anyone in ’s squad.

Still, despite those relatively promising statistics and the fact he’s still involved in the ’ international set-up, Newcastle fans online aren’t overly pleased. Interestingly, this is the second time in recent months he’s been linked with a switch, having been touted (per Sabah) as a target during the Rafa Benitez era at St. James’ Park, having worked with the Spaniard at over a decade ago.

So, having said that, here’s a look at some of the reaction online.

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