The 22-year-old shone for the Magpies in the second half of the 2017-2018 campaign, scoring twice and creating two assists in his 13 starts for the club, yet many of the Toon Army appear to feel that £30m is simply just too high an asking price for the player, a fee which would make him the club's record signing.
As collected by Hitc.com, here are a selection of a few of the 'cleaner' reactions to the news from Toon fans:
Was nice having him on loan. Won't see him again for that money. NEVER.— paul watson (@grumpyget) July 2, 2018
He's not worth 30 million. So no chance of us buying him or any other club for that matter— PS (@ShopCopy) July 2, 2018
Sorry but too much— Felix_NUFC (@Felix_NUFC) July 2, 2018
£10 million to much IMO, wouldn’t pay anymore than £20 million for him.— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) July 2, 2018
In spite of the majority having a negative reaction, some fans were more positive about the move, one saying 'If he has another great season with us he becomes a £35M-£40M player', while another added 'He's worth every penny'.
Watch this space.