Newcastle fans utterly dejected after Daniel Sturridge deal falls through at very last minute
Well, it was a nice idea while it lasted...
Daniel Sturridge will seemingly not be moving to St James' Park after all.
The Liverpool striker, linked with moves to Inter Milan and Sevilla in recent weeks, looked set for a loan switch to Newcastle United on Monday. A report in The Times claimed the club would cover his £120,000-a-week wages and fork out a £1.5m fee so that the England international spent the remainder of the season in the North East.
However, a further update from George Caulkin revealed that, despite Newcastle expecting Sturridge to travel to Tyneside on Monday afternoon, the England international had not made the journey.
It has now emerged that West Brom are also interested in signing Sturridge on a similar loan deal to the one reportedly being offered by Newcastle - perhaps explaining why he had not travelled north.
Newcastle fans, well aware that the club are in desperate need of some added firepower if they are to beat the drop, were understandably disappointed at the development.
— Highland Geordie (@NUFC_Oscar86_) January 29, 2018
Amateur hour at NUFC again. Its Loic Remy II.
— Mark (@_MSC26) January 29, 2018
Something seriously wrong if you want to play for West Brom and Alan Pardew over Newcastle and Rafa Benitez! I think he’ll join Newcastle.
— Andy Stamp (@AndyStamp2) January 29, 2018
Absolute pathetic, they really are 😠
— Brady (@Brady1892) January 29, 2018
That’s it!!! I’m turning the internet off until at least Thursday!!! 🤬 pic.twitter.com/YrpIe0R9Bt
— Happy 😀🏁 (@toontoonbarmy) January 29, 2018
Shock! Horrror! Nothing will happen at #NUFC this January window. It never does, so why is anyone surprised. Beyond caring anymore
— Andrew (@theboytemps) January 29, 2018
Newcastle are currently 15th in the Premier League, though are just a point away from the relegation zone.
Sturridge, who has hardly featured for Liverpool this campaign, is said to be keen on a move away from Anfield to boost his hopes of playing for England at this summer's World Cup.