The transfer window isn’t even open and the disappointment for Newcastle has already started.
The Chronicle reported earlier in the week that we were interested in a move for Swansea youngster Daniel James.
But on Friday, Sky Sports News stated that Manchester United are now front of the queue and closing in on a £15million deal for the Championship ace.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, it looks like another case of a missed opportunity for Newcastle. Yet again we’ve been punished for not moving quickly.
James would’ve been a great signing for Newcastle. He’s young, talented and affordable. But it looks like his most likely destination is Old Trafford.
While there is no shame in missing out on a player to a club like Manchester United, it is still a blow.
The uncertainty surrounding Rafa Benitez’s future is starting to impact next season as well.
We aren’t going to sign anyone until we’ve got a manager sorted for next season, meaning teams can get ahead of us in the transfer window.
Fans have recognised this, and while some have to laugh at missing out on a target so quickly, others are concerned that the managerial standoff is hindering our efforts to sign players.
Fans react as Manchester United move for James
Dan james link lasted long i see 🤣🤣🤣 #nufc
— Robbo🏃🗑 (@JOHNROB79) May 10, 2019
Disappointed seeing Daniel James go to #mufc was hoping #NUFC would push for him. He will be ruined at united
— Sean Casey (@caseysean51) May 10, 2019
Typically, #NUFC will miss out on these early deals up until Rafa’s contract situation is sorted.
— NUFC HQ (@NUFC_HQ) May 10, 2019
Ah well, big opportunity gone
— Jack Bryan (@JackBryan08) May 10, 2019
Frees up the funds to buy Bas Dost tho 👍😂
— bigrobnufc (@Robbieo68646502) May 10, 2019
Another target missed then why don’t we just go in for them for god sake
— Mickey ▪️▫️NUFC▪️▫️ Marr (@mickey_marr) May 10, 2019