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Has Steve Bruce Sanctioned This Player’s Sale?


Alan Nixon of the Sun has reported that Newcastle will try and offload Dwight Gayle for £15m this summer. While this revelation is not necessarily new, it is the first we have heard of it since Steve Bruce has joined.

It seemed as if every player was going to be given a clean slate with the arrival of the new head coach. Players like Achraaf Lazaar, Rolando Aarons, and Jack Colback have featured heavily in our two pre-season games.

However, the squad is paper-thin at the moment so some fringe players were always likely to feature while reinforcements are being recruited. Even Jacob Murphy was deployed up front in the pre-season match yesterday.

One player that has not featured thus far is striker Dwight Gayle who has been out with a slight calf injury.

We wonder if Steve Bruce has already made up his mind on Gayle and thus sanctioned his sale for the funds to be used in other areas of need.

Dwight Gayle– would be a bargain for a Championship club

This is what Nixon has tacked on to the end of his report about Newcastle’s interest in Burnley winger Dwight McNeil:

Dwight Gayle is also set to leave, with a £15m asking price. That would?provide extra cash to buy other players.

Currently, only Dwight Gayle and Yoshinori Muto are first-team strikers at Newcastle. The club have sold Joselu and Ayoze Perez with last year’s player of the season, Salomon Rondon, linking up with Rafa Benitez in China yesterday.

We hope that Joelinton will be announced tomorrow and unveiled in the new away strip. That will be a historic signing for this club.

Newcastle have also been linked with Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta and Genk goalscorer Mbwana Samatta as they look to bring in another striker in addition to Joelinton.

Over the past day, the inevitable links to Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck have grown more prominent as well.

If Newcastle were to bring in three strikers this summer including either Welbeck or Carroll on a free, that would give them enough reinforcements at the position.

It would also mean that Dwight Gayle would likely be expendable and the £15m he would command could be used to bring players in other areas of need.

We would like to see Dwight given an opportunity as he might do well alongside another striker. However he is due to turn 29 in October, and the club could be looking to cash in while he has maximum value.

That time would be now as next summer he will be that much closer to thirty while having only a year left on his contract.

He should be in high demand for a Championship club looking to make a strong run at promotion. When fit he is almost a certainty to score at least 20 goals a season.

His wage demands, however, could be a roadblock to any deal with a Championship club. Though he should have plenty of options and one might be willing to give him a bit more as promotion is such a lucrative proposition for Championship clubs.


50 comments so far

  • geordiemark

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #1

    steve bruce wont sanction any sales nor have any say on any buys either

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Going to China to help grow the sport is as big a project as any in football.

    Unless you understand how the Chinese see football and expanding it in their country is a priority you just wont get it.

    5
  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #3

    selling Gayle to bring in welbeck …

    1
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #4

    If the boycotters were really serious, they would have been at it years ago. Organising themselves and making a long-term commitment. Maybe even getting like-minded people to use their season ticket and other matchday expenses to start a fan’s fund. 10k ppl putting in £1k a year over 5 years would be £50m. Then you could reach out to any potential buyers, with a solid proposition to give their bid a boost in return for some representation and equity.

    Ya’ know, something that looks like a plan instead of periodical hissy fits.

    14
  • Jib

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #5

    geordietom
    BZG are doing it another way so the money’s kosher …
    Arab money will be anything but Kosher

    Ha ha ha
    😀

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #6

    I think Gayle’s lack of involvement in China was telling for his future with NUFC

    3
  • Jib

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Hail
    periodical hissy fits.

    You’ve just described this blog to a “T”

    11
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Jib………. It was just footy on the link . Kept looking then fell asleep. Anyway thanks for trying. I’ll let you off this time but if I need a link anytime soon and you fucc up again then yer’ll be forrit lad.

    4
  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Jib…

    i know got that wrong mate Kosher – Arabs dont mix . but you got the crux of it …

    😀

    1
  • count

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Hail… the reason planned boycotts struggle is because of naysayers like yourself you absolute tool.

    14
  • It's on

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #11

    Quite funny, I’m not clinically depressed but it has been a bad month. Funny how I was laughing while out for a pint last night after NUFC beat WHU (despite pre season squads etc). The result will affect me whoever owns the club. Sad but true.

    I really appreciate all the posters on this who put a bit of effort into the post, find something out, or even put up a daft rumour. We can at least have a laugh.

    We, as inflicted toon supporters need humour and good intentioned rivalry.

    Thanks to Dubai Mickey in particular!

    8
  • Mindshaft

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Bills – Liverpool did exactly that , it’s not embarrassing to put out a statement saying talks will resume once proof of funds have been provided and a deadline to do so … Happens all the time – I was involved in the Commerz/Deutsche bank non merger and both companies put regular official statements out.. both banks way larger than bzg or the toon , happens all the time in the city – fatash had put many statements out when he’s trying to buy Debenhams ) HoF etc – albeit because they have shareholders he has to persuade.
    He clearly doesn’t give a flying fck about us fans or anything we do or think … That’s why although I support it I believe a boycott won’t work .. toon fans are probably the most fickle in football and a couple of players in will sway a lot of them.
    Ultimately we are used to watching mostly crap both before and during Ashley’s reign, the kk and sbr years gave hope of better times ahead but since Ashley took over that’s completely gone

    10
  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #13

    Donegal …

    against certain teams yeah . but the so called bigger teams dunno . one things for sure we are gonna find out mate …

    1
  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #14

    I think we will be took over but don’t know when or what year ha

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #15

    JIB

    Proper toon fan again lol

    Tidy profit for Jabba again

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #16
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #17

    It’s on, fair points well made.

    0
  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #18

    enter the green one …

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Once Gayle is sold for about 20 million

    That gives Jabba a 15 million profit from player sales in 12 years

    0
  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #20

    I like the frog
    P.s don’t kill me

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #21

    change your tune will you …

    0
  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #22

    Donegal …

    i’ll give you a couple of months and you’ll get sick of his crap…

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #23

    We could spend 100 million on players this summer

    It would still be less than 10 million net spend per year on players

    Where has the money gone?

    1
  • crawfordm

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Goals win the games
    Rondon – gone
    Perez – gone
    Joselu – gone
    Gayle – gone ???

    I know the fat one has no ambition however does he not even want to win a game know. Perhaps Bruce has been told to grind out 40 0-0 draws.

    1
  • It's on

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Toon 22 months:

    Trying to be positive, you don’t help. We all know what you think. You don’t really have to repeat yourself.

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Or that’s about 55 million from players sold this year
    With maybe 35 spend on that striker

    20 million profit

    😉

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #27

    I cant remember the exact words, but Rafa himself said the BZG thing played a part in his decision. There were rumours they didn’t want him which is why he only got offered one year etc. IF that’s true and contributed to him leaving, or IF (that’s a big if) they influenced the crappy offer Rafa was given, then they had better buy the club since they may have helped create this mess.

    1
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #28

    This is what Jib said about JC,
    Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 1, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #109
    Lot of tosh being talked about JC – For me he fulfils the primary condition — he loves the Toon — KK loved the Toon – SBR loved the Toon – Joe Harey loved the Toon — it is by far the most important factor

    7
  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Trying to be positive?
    Why ?

    How would being positive rid us of Jabba exactly

    3
  • It's on

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Only 36 games in a season. Yes you could go down without getting beat all season!

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Boycotts struggle because most people can see there is no plan and commitment.

    A proposed single match boycott with nothing else isn’t worth considering.

    Jib

    I’m just sick of the paper tigers. They’ve been grumbling with fluctuating intensity for years and doing nothing. It’s one thing to moan and gripe about a given match outcome, a poor season, everybody does that, but these people haven’t changed their tune for years and have done precisely nothing to bring about the change they claim is central to Newcastle’s progress. Their rhetoric isn’t matched by action. They’re bare minimum effort mopes.

    That idea I just threw out off the top of my head, haven’t seen anything like it proposed by any of them. Would it work? I don’t know. Sure would need some fleshing out, but the point is they could have been walking the walking and starting such a fund even with a few hundred of them to begin with. Attracting attention and growing as they went.

    Then I’m sure you’d have objectors saying why should I pay into the fund for years before others join? What do I get for being a more major contributor?

    Just there, in 5mins, I’ve put more thought into potential plans than any of them.

    They’re jokes and Ashley will think as much too

    8
  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #32

    JIB

    Tell us again how you support the toon

    Hahahahaha

    1
  • It's on

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Toon 22 Months

    The blog is not about getting rid of “Jabba”. This current blog is about selling Gayle.

    Repeating your view is boring.

    5
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Why on earth only offer Rafa one year and hive Bruce three. Why only give Rafa peanuts to spend, but Bruce is rumoured to get a McLaren style budget? Its like employing a Oxbridge whizzkid to your company but then letting the cleaning lady make all the big decisions then scratching your head wondering where it all went wrong.

    6
  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #35

    Hail

    Hiya KBA

    1
  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #36

    G tom
    I think I have been on this blog long before him i just didn’t post yes he go’s on but he dose speak the truth i think

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #37

    It’s never MAs fault

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #38

    frog …

    you tell us how you support Newcastle united …

    Toon means town when did we become Newcastle Town ?…

    0
  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Donegal …

    so he does not do your heed in ? …

    i skip most of his crap now cant be arsed with it …

    my last thing about the frog today …

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