“It’s all hot air” – Many Newcastle fans do not believe reports linking them with 14 goal striker

“I also bid a bag of monster munch” – A lot of Newcastle United fans are not surprised that their club bid £7m under the asking price for Jean-Philippe Mateta.

While other Toon fans don’t believe a bid was ever made.

A report in Germany released today claims that the Toon bid for the 22-year-old, who scored 14 goals last season, but it was short of Mainz’s asking price, and Mateta remained with the Bundesliga club.

This seems a strange one, if it is true, because Newcastle spent £40m on Joelinton with the promise that he would be the main centre forward.

So why would the Toon then buy another expensive young striker?

Certainly, I am leaning towards the fans who don’t believe a bid was made. It just doesn’t make sense.

See the best of the reaction below.

Many Newcastle fans are convinced this story is not true.

Other Toon supporters think that Newcastle did make a bid but are not surprised it was under the valuation.

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