When rumours of Newcastle’s interest in Phil Jones emerged, Manchester United fans were giddy with excitement.
The fact they are so keen to see their player head to St James’ Park says a lot.
But the feeling isn’t mutual. Newcastle fans don’t want to sign Phil Jones just as much as Manchester United fans want rid of him.
But as a lot of fans point out, Jones is certainly no better than what we’ve already got.
Steve Bruce has six centre-backs at his disposal, all of whom have excelled at some point over the last 12 months.
And with the manager now shifting to a back four, our need for centre-backs is even less.
We need to be getting rid of them, not signing more.
Jones once looked like the future of England’s defence, but he’s now a shell of the player people thought he would be.
Hopefully we don’t see him holding up a Newcastle shirt when the transfer window opens… whenever that may be.
Jones to Newcastle? No thank
If we pay money for Phil Jones it will truly be our rock bottom as a football club.
— Barry Blakely (@BarryBlakely) March 15, 2020
All of our centre backs are better than him though
— Luksu🔅 (@_nufcLuke) March 15, 2020
How is he going to get regular action here when lascelles, schar, lejuene, clark and Fernandes are all better than him
— Shaun (@ShaunGrey22) March 15, 2020
Don’t need him.
— Brian Nicholson (@Brian_NUFC) March 15, 2020
What a bizarre link – Phil Jones to us. Our centre backs are all better than Jones. It’s our strongest position and we want to bring an overrated centre back who is not as good as the alternatives and at twice the salary. Doesn’t stack up. #nufc
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) March 15, 2020
I’d rather Titus Bramble come out of retirement instead🤦♂️
— David Coombes (@Coombesy79) March 15, 2020
Don’t want him anywhere near Newcastle and it’s a goal scorer we need
— Liam ⚫️⚪️ (@LiamNUFC1998) March 15, 2020