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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

  • Optimistic prime

    May 1, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #81

    Scott

    Harris hawk?

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  • Carson80

    May 1, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #82

    Cheers Wor B, welcome to the blog Chewington.
    HWTL

    1
  • The mighty wyn

    May 1, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #83

    We’ll have to make do with 2-0
    Up to the lads to do their job tomorrow

    3
  • north east lincs toon

    May 1, 2021 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #84

    Get in thankyou very much chelski

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    May 1, 2021 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #85

    I expect us to get atleast another 2 points, leaving Fulham needing to win all their remaining fixtures.

    I’d say it’s done bar the shouting.

    Point tomorrow 2 2

    1
  • north east lincs toon

    May 1, 2021 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #86

    Get in ,thanks very much Chelski

    1
  • scott

    May 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #87

    Op

    Yeah female Harris

    2
  • Ron Knee

    May 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #88

    Fulham would need 3 wins and a draw to overtake us.

    2
  • kilcline

    May 1, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #89

    We are safe now

    2
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #90

    Mitrovic is a disgrace, if ever there is an example of players not giving a monkeys chuff about a club as long as he is getting his gold coins, then he is it.
    He should of been busting a gut to get on to try and save his team but he did just the opposite.
    The players on loan show more fight and determination than him.
    It`s little wonder brought Maja in on loan, at least he gave everything for the cause and broke sweat.
    Alexandra Mitrovic, bone idle footer with a bad attitude and good riddance.
    I doubt you will ever play in the PL again.

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  • scott

    May 1, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #91

    Wor B

    Yeah my mate owns a falconry centre so I helped him out with the fitness & training of his birds & really got the bug so got my own young Harris 2 years ago!

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    May 1, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #92

    WL,

    Aye. Mitro only seems to put the effort in for his country.

    Don’t think he’s Premiership quality overall.

    3
  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #93

    Catchy

    Have you considered counselling or upping your meds?

    Just for clarity. Rafa has won 13 major trophies. Bruce has won sfa. So no, in a nutshell, rafa wasn’t as bad as bruce.

    We’re 17th but the pundits and catchy think bruce is doing a great job and bruce is here again next season. The man who takes his dog to a firework display. YCmiu…..Woohoo!!

    16
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #94

    Uncertain Toon,

    I don`t think he is either tbh, and if Fulham expect him to bust a gut next season to help them gain promotion then bigger fool them.
    I think Parker has his card marked tbh. Parker was a grafter and had a first class attitude, two attributes that Mitro doesn`t have.

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  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #95

    Ron Knee,

    If Fulham get 3 wins they will overtake us without needing a draw mate, their GD is only -2 worse than ours.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    May 1, 2021 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #96

    Good point, WL!

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  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #97

    But it won`t come to that will it Ron lol

    1
  • The mighty wyn

    May 1, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #98

    Think another point will be enough

    1
  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #99

    Let’s not forget we have 5 games to play, 3 tough ones yes but we might surprise Arsenal and Citeh might be on the beach!

    Then there’s SU and Fulham.

    Would take a very unfortunate series of events for us to go down.

    1
  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #100

    TMW

    3 will do tomorrow 😉 😛

    1
  • coming home

    May 1, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #101

    Fulham are down, done and dusted and take fat Sam with them, Bruce is a lucky boy there was 3 crap teams this year

    5
  • The mighty wyn

    May 1, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #102

    CH
    I hope you’re right, this is the toon you know. We can turn anything into a crisis

    4
  • coming home

    May 1, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #103

    TMW

    Would take a miracle for us to go down now even if we lost all our games

    1
  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #104

    Let’s not sign Lemony Snicket!

    2
  • coming home

    May 1, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #105

    A point from Fulham or Sheffield U will do it

    2
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #106

    Fulham have Burnley, Southampton and us to play around them, after watching Burnley v Wolves i think Fulham will be lucky to get a point, they also have to play Man U, enough said.

    1
  • magicmac54

    May 1, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #107

    Good evening guys, not long home, i see Chelsea done us a good turn today, i honestly think we could lose every match now and still stay up this season, not that i want us to lose every match 😀 😀 😀

    3
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #108

    We have similar fixtures after tomorrows game, have to play 2 around us and a team in the top 3.
    Odds on us going down must be at least 200/1 🙂

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    May 1, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #109

    WL,

    Aye, Parker sussed him like Rafa did mate. Not enough graft for the team and a red card liability!

    Just looked at his stats for the Champo, he put 26 in from 40. Good stats, but it’s the Champo. Gayle got 20 odd for us and 20 odd for West Brom I remember.

    Toney might get up with Brentford, be interesting to see if he can cut the mustard in PL.

    Armstrong as well if a PL team takes a chance on him.

    I do feel that at the end of the day it’ll show we’ve just employed a long list of Champo standard strikers as well as the others 🙁

    Good old Mike Ashley

    3
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #110

    magicmac,

    Hows work going mate, you doing plenty of hours ?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #111

    Arsenal are pants and will more than likely rest all their key players tomorrow.

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  • Moonraker15

    May 1, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #112

    Oh dear me, I see Catchy’s back saying Rafa was as bad as Bruce. You have to wonder how utterly lacking in football knowledge some people are!
    Anyway it’s not worth arguing because he’s probably another wum.
    Talking of managers, how good is Tuchel? I actually rated Lampard and thought his players were letting him down but this guy is a bit special. He reminds n my e of Bruce when he d out we post match interview, analysing the match but he rarely says, “we are where we are and it is what it is! “
    Lol

    2
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #113

    Uncertain Toon,

    Yeah it also proves that there is a huge gulf, even bigger than ever,,in class between the champo and the PL.
    I think Toney could be ok but im not sure about Arma, time will tell on those 2,
    To think they were both ours to nurture and not feel the benefit is galling tbh.

    3
  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #114

    Everton 0-1 AV

    0
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #115

    Hope they do Jail

    0
  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #116

    1-1

    DCL

    0
  • Reilly

    May 1, 2021 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #117

    Icing on the cake,fat sam finaly getting his comeuppence.

    3
  • The mighty wyn

    May 1, 2021 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #118

    Reilly it would be great if they lost to wolves on monday. Would make it odd on against them

    3
  • The mighty wyn

    May 1, 2021 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #119

    Realistically 2 teams who have won 5 games each this season are unlikely to win 3 or 4 more from what’s left but newcastle always make me nervous

    2
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #120

    Fat Sam, getting paid a fortune for taking a team down, how much 6M?

    3


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