If the Premier League season does not manage to resume in the summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, then Newcastle must move ahead in the transfer window and try to strengthen the side.
We have been surprised we have done so well this season, and are in 13th place after 29 games played.
If the season is canceled, then presumably there will be less money to spend on transfers, which is another reason why the club has to be very careful about which players they sign.
Manager Steve Bruce could bring players in on loan for the season, and we managed to get three good players on loan in January, and Jetro Willems for the season – and all four are good players who strengthened the squad.
We can certainly improve the squad this summer even if three of the new players come in on loan, but some will need to be signed permanently.
Maybe the only permanent signings are strikers?
Steve Bruce wants a box-to-box midfielder, but Boubakary Soumare may be too expensive (at £35M) if funds are short, and it could rule out going back in for 21-year-old Lille playmaker.
We’ve always known that Steve Bruce (shown above) is experienced and very sensible in the transfer market, and he’s almost the perfect manager for current owner Mike Ashley.
That’s because Steve doesn’t like to waste money, and he hasn’t had much to spend in his other management positions.
It wasn’t Steve’s fault that Ashley was such a fool to let Rafa Benitez go, and we should give the Corbridge-born manager a chance.
But the Geordie manager has an opportunity this summer to bring in the right players, and then take Newcastle up a notch.
Maybe we can even finish in the top eight and avoid a relegation fight for a chance.
We miss Rafa Benitez a lot, but until he returns to Newcastle under a new owner, Steve Bruce can do a good job for his hometown club.
That’s what we are hoping for.
Yes – and I may be crazy.
Which On Loan Left Back Should Newcastle Pursue This Summer?
- Jetro Willems (52%, 600 )
- Both (28%, 318 )
- Neither (12%, 137 )
- Danny Rose (8%, 95 )
Total Voters: 1,150
It’s time for me to take my dog, Milo, on his long walk with a lot of sniffs and pees – the dog – that is.