Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters are reacting on Twitter to a free transfer signing made by Newcastle United on Monday.
After weeks of speculation, the former Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser was finally unveiled as a Newcastle player.
✍️ #NUFC are thrilled to announce the signing of Ryan Fraser on a five-year deal!
Welcome, Ryan! 🏴👊
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 7, 2020
Fraser’s arrival came hot on the heels of that of his ex-Bournemouth teammate Callum Wilson, who moved to St James’ Park for £20 million.
There had been talk of another Newcastle winger, Matt Ritchie, being included as a makeweight in the Wilson deal.
But Ritchie remains a Newcastle player.
He and Fraser are two of at least seven options available to the Magpies’ former Wednesday manager Steven Bruce, alongside Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron, Christian Atsu and the two ex-Owls loanees Rolando Aarons and Jacob Murphy.
Murphy, in particular, left a lasting impression on those of a Sheffield Wednesday persuasion, having scored or assisted 15 goals in 44 games for Garry Monk’s side last season.
And Monk has made no secret of his desire to re-sign the £12m man, should he become available.
Murphy has impressed for Newcastle this pre-season but, after the 25-year-old had Fraser added to his list of competitors, the following Owls fans are feeling optimistic – even if he is said to have interest from a string of Wednesday’s Championship rivals as well as clubs north of the border…
Can we have Jacob Murphy please?
— KeenanEveratt (@Keeno65039103) September 7, 2020
Welcome, Jacob Murphy 👀🦉 https://t.co/gmoqddRPXX
— Brianmoore_02 (@Brian1867x) September 7, 2020
JACOB MURPHY https://t.co/Z9wiPmjzj9
— 🦉 (@ejc1867) September 7, 2020
Jacob Murphy available then buzzing
— Brad (@bradswfc__) September 7, 2020
Free Jacob Murphy!
— Sid 🦉 (@Finswfc) September 8, 2020
@swfc Get dejphon on the phone and Murphy through the door
— Billy Johnson (@billyjohnson1o1) September 7, 2020
Does this mean we can have murphy now? #swfc
— Sean Gemmell (@seangemmell18) September 7, 2020
Newcastle signing Fraser hopefully frees up Murphy 🙏🏻 #swfc
— OR_1992 (@OR19922) September 7, 2020
— Reece (@Tewy_Swfc) September 7, 2020
Murphy to @swfc NOW
— Æ (@_ae19_) September 7, 2020