A number of Newcastle United supporters have been reacting to reports from The Northern Echo that the Magpies have given up on the prospect of signing Manchester United defender Brandon Williams on loan.
The Magpies have been heavily linked with a potential move for Williams this month. Reports had emerged that Manchester United were potentially open to the idea of him leaving Old Trafford on a temporary basis to get more first team minutes. The versatile full-back would have offered extra cover at left-back and right-back and Steve Bruce was keen to bring him to the club.
It had been reported that Newcastle had managed to agree on the framework of a potential loan deal with Manchester United for Williams. However, the Red Devils were always likely to potentially reconsider their stance due to their hectic league and cup schedule.
That appears to have been what has happened, with The Northern Echo reporting that Newcastle have been informed that Manchester United want to keep hold of the versatile full-back this month now. The report also revealed that the Magpies have suffered a further blow on the loan front, with Chelsea deciding to keep hold of Fikayo Tomori.
Newcastle fans react as Brandon Williams pursuit ends
Some Newcastle fans were frustrated that the Magpies had wasted time trying to sort out a potential deal for Williams, while others were hopeful that this could potentially step up any attempts to try and bring Jetro Willems back to the club.
So we’ve wasted 10 days of the transfer window chasing someone on loan who isn’t available for loan
— jonny (@jgray2706) January 10, 2021
Relegation looking more likely every day.
— DiscoDan (@DiscoDan18) January 10, 2021
Waste of a loan anyway . They need CM and attacking player
— Jonny Drama (@JonnyDrama15) January 10, 2021
Good now go for willems
— Connor (@NufcConnor) January 10, 2021
Just bring in Jetro
— Chris D. (@ChrisDobey) January 10, 2021
Thank god. Can we focus on Willems now
— Ollie.C (@ollie_cruse) January 10, 2021
So we’re not getting Williams and we’re not getting Jetro either. Since we’re not going to sign any players on a permanent deal, so looks like we’re signing no one then.
— James griffiths (@Jamesgr03407364) January 10, 2021
Can we just go get Willems now? 🤷🏼♀️
— Sav Mondo (@SavMondo) January 10, 2021