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Could This Be The Summer Transfer Budget?


With Newcastle only spending loan fees in January while also not fully exhausting the previous window’s budget, there could be quite a bit to spend come the summer.

Last summer Steve Bruce was handed around £50m plus any outgoing fees to spend. The club ended up shelling out close to £60m on our five signings, four of which were permanent.

We also sold Ayoze Perez and Joselu for about £32m, with the bulk of that coming from Leicester City triggering Ayoze’s £30m release clause.

That would leave about £20m left over that should be added to the summer’s budget. However, you can never really tell with Newcastle because they like to lump in agent fees and player wages as part of the budget.

As part of their Q&A today, the Chronicle’s Andrew Musgrove was asked if there would be significant transfer funds available this summer. This is was his response:

Yes I do. I think if this season goes to plan and Newcastle stay up, Bruce will get a spending spree in the summer.

“How much will that be? It’s always hard to say, but I’d think between £60million to £80million should be at his disposal if the right targets arise.

Between £60-80m is a good guess for this summer’s budget. Though we think it should certainly be closer to the higher end of those numbers. We’ll also have to see if any players are sold that can increase that amount.

If all goes well with loan signings Valentino Lazaro and Nabil Bentaleb, their purchase options could be triggered. Their fees are reportedly around £20 for Lazaro and £8.5m for Bentaleb.

So that’s already a significant chunk of the budget right there. There could also be a free agent or two come in as well.

It’s shaping up to be a big summer for this club with possibly a big-money signing or two to add to the quality of the squad.

But as Musgrove says, they still have a job to do this season. That begins on Saturday at Crystal Palace where we need to see a reaction.


73 comments so far

  • carltoon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #1

    OP. which local. ?

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  • carltoon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2

    The Lochside?

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #3

    That was quite funny when there were NO comments to that headline.
    Budget will probably be what we get for St Max.

    Seriously though, if ash is still here with bruce next season what is the incentive for anyone to get a ST for more of the same.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Carltoon

    Yes

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #5

    What’s the point in having a £60m to £80m budget when the scouts don’t have a clue and are over ruled by Ashley.

    Unless we travel back in time to the 70s I doubt the right type of player for Bruce’s skill set will arise.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Sounds about right.

    If he’d sell up we could have the goose who laid the golden egg.

    Nah we’ve got a transfer budgie.

    3
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Where the money gone?

    4
  • jimiley

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #8

    That’s two Joelintons please.
    It does not matter what the budget is if you buy rubbish.
    We dodged a bullet with big Joe to be hit by a bazooka.
    Easily our worst buy EVER.
    On a per with Rivière and Guivarch but they cost 5 million or so not 40 million.
    You wait 14 years to break your transfer record Miggy excepted a few months earlier, then you actually more than double it and we have big Joe????
    He is worth 5 million. Somebody has cost the club 35 million . Somebody should be sacked. Step forward Mike Ashley!!!!!!

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  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Bobby Mitchell was manager of the Lock for some years I believe

    3
  • carltoon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #10

    OP, tomorrow night, it’s great with all the oldies. Ha ha,

    1
  • Jimmy Mac74

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Given that we include wages as well as transfer fees, does that mean that you can take 10 million off the budget for 2 Longstaff contracts being renewed? Sharp runs out….

    3
  • carltoon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s a nice friendly pub. Love it.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #13

    “A West Ham supporter who who wore an anti-board T-shirt while volunteering as a pitchside flag-waver before last month’s home defeat by Liverpool has had his punishment decreased by the club.

    “Cameron Robson was banned from attending West Ham’s games for the rest of the season after staging a protest against the club’s beleaguered board when he volunteered to wave a giant club flag before Liverpool’s 2-0 win at the London Stadium. Robson, a season-ticket holder, unzipped his jacket to reveal a T-shirt with the message “GSB OUT” – a reference to the club’s co-owners, David Gold and David Sullivan, and the vice-chair, Karren Brady.”

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Someone should be looking into the Joelinton deal.

    If anyone thinks he’s worth half what we paid they must be pissed.

    15
  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #15

    jimiley
    You simpleton
    Joelinton is no where near NUFC’s worst buy

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Carltoon

    Went in there with friends a couple of times, it’s really nice.

    The quiz is blooming hard though.

    2
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Ron

    That guy is a legend!

    2
  • Uncertain Toon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #18

    I still reckon Aarons is a decent player.

    Seems to be getting a run of games up North and doing well.

    He could be like a new signing when he comes back end of season!

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Munster Mag
    “And I’d prefer a different more progressive football man with a more modern style (that hurts Jail doesn’t it? :))”
    Who is he Munster, we got Steve footin Bruce, for all your hectoring, critiquing and gawd forsaken moaning about our former manager we’ve ended up with someone 100 times worse. Why the foot do you think Arteta, Gerrard, Vierra even Jaap footin Stam turned us down.

    Jail, you’re the stupid one not me, I’m afraid.

    The fact that I said I want a different type of football that Rafa produced obviously inflames you, so you close your mind, again.

    I KNOW ASHLEY IS THE ISSUE.

    I KNOW HE DOESNT FANCY A YOUNGER UPWARDLY MOBILE COACH< OR THEY DONT FANCY HIM.

    You dont need to tell me that, you silly silly numbskull.

    4
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Hey NIPPLE HEAD the worst buy got to be BRUCE.

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  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Man City vs Wet Spam or Sperz v Leipzig ?
    Decisions decisions

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  • Jimmy Mac74

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Jib,

    Spurs Leipzig should be the better game.

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  • toon22

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #23

    JIB

    Let’s all stay positive, footballs horrendous
    Managers clueless
    Owner only interested in his adverts and propping up his tat shops with money robbed from the club

    Best season Eva

    22
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #24

    The worst buy.

    When Ashley bought Nufc.

    13 years later and it’s worse than ever.

    29
  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Jimmy Mac74
    I’m thinking that too

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  • toon22

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #26

    So is this years fakeover at an end ?
    Can someone go take a look at SJP, are the adverts still there ?

    7
  • JohnReese

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #27

    I get the feeling the Man City v West Ham match could get very ugly for West Ham, there’s always a good chance of it anyway but there’s got to be a huge amount of frustration that City are going to try to put on them. Wouldn’t be surprised at them scoring 4/5+

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  • toon22

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #28

    What about next season ?
    You think he will sell up then ?

    Strung along and made mugs of

    8
  • toon22

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #29

    That Arab dude
    Proper tyre kicker
    Hasn’t got 2 bob to rub together

    16
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #30

    Bill Gates is pencilled in for next year, the year after hasn’t been confirmed yet but Mak Zuckerberg is apparently interested.

    11
  • stan anderson

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #31

    Did I hear that were not being sold ???

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #32

    This Joelinton transfer is bugging me, the fee.

    I can only assume the agent got £10m +

    2
  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #33

    As a footy match Sperz will likely be the better spectacle
    The Hammers game could be a bigger laugh though

    1
  • Jimmy Mac74

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Leipzig are a damn good team to watch generally speaking. Very well run club…

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #35

    We drew 2 – 2 at home versus Pep’s lads
    I wonder if Moyes has been on the dogandbone to SB ?

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon22

    What’s another billion to a sovereign wealth fund anyway?

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Moyes and Bruce on the phone together?

    Would be like a scene from Jurassic World.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib, pound for pound who do you consider to be our worst buy? Joelinton is up there and it will be difficult to think of a worse buy. One that springs to mind is Marcelino another is Boumsong. We paid hefty fees for both back in the day, perhaps as much as Joelinton once inflation is taken into account.
    Joelinton is definitely up there though.

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  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Jimmy Mac74
    Leipzig are pretty much hated in Germany by the other clubs
    The Bundesliga have brilliant ownership regulations guaranteeing
    fan participation and RBL have blatantly pissed all over the regs

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib

    Moyes interview when he joined West Ham sticks in my mind.

    I’m a winner, I win games, that’s what I do.

    Or something similar. Why do they set themselves up like that?

    I don’t like the whole West Ham thing, but I think they have some very good players and could still go on a run. Save for tonight obviously!

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