Losing our first two games of the season is not exactly going to help us in getting good players to the club before the end of August.
And today the People are reporting that Premier League club Middlesbrough have made a late bid to try to gazump Newcastle’s season-long loan move for Brendan Galloway of Everton.
Brendan Galloway – coming to Newcastle on loan?
The Smoggies have matched Newcastle’s terms to take Brendan Galloway on loan to the Teesside club for the coming season.
That would give Brendan the chance of playing Premier League football on loan next season, rather than in the second division with Newcastle.
It seems that Middlesbrough have suffered some injury problems in defense and manager Aitor Karanka has moved in for the impressive 20 year-old defender.
The good news for Newcastle is that Ronald Koeman will probably be loath to lend out one of his top young players to a Premier League rival, much the same as Rafa Benitez will not want to loan out young Adam Armstrong to a Championship club.
There is also likely to be some kind of detailed agreement in place between Newcastle and Everton on the loan deal.
Koeman is trying to bring in some defensive replacements before allowing young Galloway to make the move to Tyneside.
Newcastle are said to be hopeful of closing the deal next week.
We shall see.