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Report – Bruce Hopes To Add Another Impact Loan Signing During Scarce Summer



With Newcastle now just a couple of results away from safety, the topic of the summer transfer window was touched on during Steve Bruce’s press conference yesterday.

While expectations are low due to the financial impact of playing behind closed doors, Bruce vowed to ‘batter down the door’ to get as much as he can.

Whether Bruce can persuade Ashley for a second straight summer to loosen the purse strings remains a major doubt. The transfer budget was halved last year due to the impact of the coronavirus but there were still significant funds to work with.

Ashley backed his head coach bringing in Callum Wilson and Jamal Lewis for £35m. Signings like this are highly unlikely this summer which could be the case throughout the Premier League.

Though The Chronicle has a report stating that Bruce may be able to get one big signing through the door. This is what Mark Douglas writes in his article:

The business case is simple: if United hadn’t have been able to count on Wilson’s goals this season they would have been relegated.

There’s a belief that maybe one signing of that size could be brokered to keep Newcastle ticking while the takeover situation is resolved.

No matter how much Bruce pleads, a signing in the £20m range has to be extremely unlikely. However, that doesn’t mean Newcastle can’t freshen up the squad in certain areas through loans and free agents.

Newcastle could also generate some cash flow by offloading a few players. Both Yoshinori Muto and Florian Lejeune will return from their loan spells in Spain with their futures very much in doubt. While they won’t command large fees, they may be put up for sale with their contracts due to expire in 2022.

Karl Darlow could also do with a change of scenery. While Karl has served Newcastle impeccably well, he’s proven that he should be a number one goalkeeper. That’s just not going to happen for him at Newcastle, so maybe a move will benefit both the player and the club with Freddie Woodman due to return from his latest loan at Swansea.

The Chronicle also reports that Newcastle will attempt to bring in another player on loan ‘to replicate the impact’ of Joe Willock. The midfielder is likely Newcastle’s top target next summer though Arsenal have not made their minds up on the 21-year-old just yet.

A player Bruce has worked with before could fill the other domestic loan slot. According to Douglas, Bruce has asked to be kept in the loop on Tammy Abraham’s situation at Chelsea. Recent reports have Chelsea looking to cash in on the striker for £40m.

Newcastle couldn’t afford that fee or Abraham’s wage demands. However, both Newcastle and West Ham are cited as potential ‘escape routes’ for the 23-year-old who has fallen out of favor at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.

Bruce brought Abraham in on loan when he was at Aston Villa in 2018, though it was short-lived as he was sacked that October. Abraham has been named as a potential target of Newcastle throughout the years.

So maybe, a year-long loan could work out for all parties if Chelsea are unable to find any takers at their asking price. Getting Abraham and Willock in next summer would be decent business, though still seems like a long shot at this point.

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352 comments so far

  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #41

    Rafa argument is redundant – just wish Bruce was

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #42

    Tmw,
    He was nominated for manager of the season that first year back. The bloke simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about and let’s his hatred cloud his judgement.

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  • Carson80

    May 1, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #43

    Totally agree with you Magscar and it’s another case of stacking the odds to favour themselves, hoover up all the best talent, send them out on loan to clubs like us, hope they come back a better player, sell on at a higher value or keep for first team squad.

    4
  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #44

    No fan should need to justify Rafa as they understand him and what he stood for, bar the odd one.

    Rafa is exactly what this club needs. Hard facts right there.

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  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #45

    Mund

    yeah and using tried and tested bait

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  • Carson80

    May 1, 2021 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #46

    14 points on Super6 today, Jeff only got 2 points. Come on man where’s my prize money you tight git.

    2
  • Great White Hunter

    May 1, 2021 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #47

    Magscar, Right again, the loan system stinks ATM, just like a half a dozen other rules,issues that the PL and EUFA are struggling with, regarding transfers,loans, money issues etc… the Pyramid system to the lower leagues is just not working. hopefully this will change if we can change the personnel in these areas. Cheers.

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  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #48

    Magscar

    He still gets the odd bite tho 😉

    1
  • Carson80

    May 1, 2021 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #49

    Can we give over with the comparisons between Rafa and Bruce. One got us and one likes to take the piss out of us, i’ll say no more as there’s no need.

    7
  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #50

    I thought Scott’s old avatar was a bird of prey?

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  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #51

    Jail

    Every trophy possible?

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  • Carson80

    May 1, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #52

    Wor B don’t know could be getting mixed up l, no big deal though eh.

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  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #53

    Carson

    Yeah it’s their business model perhaps accentuated ironically by advent of Fair Play as they look for ways to circumvent restrictions

    They also aren’t too unhappy at unrealislic transfer fees as they reset the market value automatically dragging up fees for their lesser players and those on loan they now want to unload

    Perhaps Covid has caused them a panic that the model they had been happy with maybe isn’t sustainable

    3
  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #54

    Carson

    Unless he comes on to clear this up I’ll not sleep tonight mate!

    🙂

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #55

    Mund,
    Aye, league, Cup, UEFA Cup, UEFA super Cup, CL and World club Cup. Only manager to do so

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #56

    Obviously never won the Turkmenistani league but he wasn’t in it.

    2
  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #57

    Jail

    I understand now. Was confused by the every trophy possible.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #58

    Bruce hasn’t even won a manager of the month award.

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #59

    That Chelsea Fulham first half was poor mind.

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  • Romford mag

    May 1, 2021 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #60

    He must have won the Charlie award !

    3
  • Romford mag

    May 1, 2021 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #61

    2-0 chelski

    1
  • Carson80

    May 1, 2021 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #62

    Magscar very true, personally think players under a certain age should command the same fee across the board set at £3million there abouts. Too many instances of young players moving to a club for a big fee and struggling to justify it. Not great for the player in question having a bad run of form, losing confidence and ruining said youngsters career just through the sheer greed and manipulation of there parent club.

    4
  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #63

    PL has been mostly uncompetitive for years and has been regarded as 3 divisions

    Old Division One in years before was dominated by Liverpool but there were still clubs like Derby, Forest, Villa and Everton who competed well and won it

    The first 3 actually doing well in Champions League ( when it was that) and also all won it i recall (?) – when will that ever happen again

    PL with SKY money and then Ambranovitch skewed the competition but started the inflated transfer market that made us uncompetitive after 2 close finishes in 95/96 and 96/97

    Hall after floating Club on Stock Market realised this over next few years and was looking to get out as billionaire businessmen looked to either spend their money or get into the next big thing

    Its made the PL bigger than Italian and Spanish leagues as a world wide commodity but at what cost to us fans?

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  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #64

    Carson

    Problem is clubs will find ways around any set fee but i also feel they should be a benefit to “lesser” clubs that have invested in their young players only to know they will soon lose them if any good

    Arguably all clubs do it i suppose but to same extent ?

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    May 1, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #65

    Jail, I always recommend a gallon of grog from the COOP in order to get your head down unless you have an early push of course.

    Could smash a gallon myself, but the old ramadanadetox is getting in the way!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #66

    UT/W,
    Aye, got a check in tomorrow 😕

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  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #67

    Well if Chelsea keep clean sheet that’s one less game now for Fulham – more goals would be nice to damage Fulham’s goal difference

    If any more incenative is needed for us to get 3 points I don’t know what is

    If we can win tomorow leaves them needing to win all 4 of theirs -unlikley

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  • Carson80

    May 1, 2021 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #68

    Magscar sad to say I think some lower league clubs probably set themselves up just to be feeder clubs for the big clubs and allow themselves to be taken advantage of, Charlton in the past probably a prime example. Perhaps more should be done r e first team squads in the case of not just having so many u23’s in your squad but also having to play at least 2.

    1
  • The mighty wyn

    May 1, 2021 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #69

    Magscar it would be great if they shipped 4 or 5 for the goal difference and leaving them flat for the upcoming games

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    May 1, 2021 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #70

    Jail,

    They’re quite strict in your game as well aren’t they, getting on the aircraft.
    Me pal was flying out of Dyce, kicked the arse out of it the night before and the aircrew wouldn’t let him on. Then 10 mins later binned out of company!

    Appears that it just ain’t worth thre risk mate.

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    May 1, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #71

    Bit of boxing on later, that daft Chisora bloke.

    Eubank Jr on the undercard I’ve just noticed.

    2
  • scott

    May 1, 2021 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #72

    Carson #34

    If you zoom in on the avatar that’s a hawk on my arm not a dog! 😉

    2
  • scott

    May 1, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #73

    WorB

    My old avatar was a goldie I help out with!

    1
  • Carson80

    May 1, 2021 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #74

    Scott yeah I saw that after Wor B had posted, think I got you mixed up with another new poster. No worries, welcome to the blog.

    2
  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #75

    Eagle or labrador?

    3
  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #76

    Carson

    yeah it’s a sad state of affairs but hey let’s not forget the Asian market wanting their fix – thats where the truse fans are apparently !!

    Anyway do you reckon I can safely leave this in Chelsea’s hands now and let wor lass watch some TV ( well not the usual channels) without it all going wrong?

    Later maybe have a good night all

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  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #77

    The Mighty Wyn

    Yep – subs coming on I think and Fulham do let in late goals so…..

    1
  • Ron Knee

    May 1, 2021 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #78

    Enter Mitro.

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  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #79

    Scott, cheers mate, got loads of photos of my kids at country shows over the years with birds of prey on their arm.

    Carson, new poster Chewingtoon has his dogs on his avatar

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    May 1, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #80

    3 goals in 25 league appearances this season is a bad return for Mitro.

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