Today Newcastle confirmed of Javier Manquillo – the full-back who spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light – and Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on the Spaniard’s latest move.
Manquillo isn’t the first player to swap Wearside for Tyneside in recent years (DeAndre Yedlin and Jack Colback) and some amusing comments have emerged from the Mackems after his move was finally confirmed today.
Whilst the 23-year old did not set the world alight under David Moyes last season, it is worth noting that, at one stage, Sunderland fans were liking what they were seeing from the full-back:
Again, we are not suggesting he was a success at Sunderland, but it’s funny to compare the above tweets (made during last season) to the ones that have emerged since he has signed for their bitter rivals. Here’s some of the best from Twitter today:
Can't help but laugh at the mags signing manquillo, honest one of the worse right backs I've seen
— Ben Davis (@benjidavis86) July 21, 2017
— Dan Honour (@danhonour81) July 18, 2017
I don't think Manquillo is a good signing for Newcastle but our fans are going on daft saying he's the worst right back they've seen #safc
— ParkerSafc (@Parkersafc) July 21, 2017
Manquillo is one of the worst players I've ever seen in a sunlun shirt so no doubt he'll turn into Cafu for the mags
— Eve (@sayerseve) July 18, 2017
— Stu (@Safcftm2016) July 19, 2017
I wish the mags done one of them bent videos to announce manquillo just so I could laugh at them more
— James Roper (@J95roper) July 21, 2017
Manquillo signs for the mags and couldn't even beat Billy Jones to the starting 11… bah good luck with that one???
— Aaron (@alatimer9) July 21, 2017
They don’t rate him, but they didn’t rate DeAndre Yedlin either, and he turned out ok.