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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

  • cleveleysbob

    May 1, 2021 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #161

    Evening all, based on the games I’ve watched recently, I expect WBA to beat Wolves comfortably.

    That will put them above Fulham and the ones to watch. Fulham are gone, done and dusted.

    We ideally need to win tomorrow and it’s feet up. A point will be good but still leave work to do. Lose, and with Leicester and City on the horizon, it becomes a little nervous again.

    Never dull following NUFC. 😀

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  • cleveleysbob

    May 1, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #162

    Jail, reason 1 he’s a t**t
    Reason 2 he’s a big t**t
    Reason 3 he’s a stupid big t**t…… I could go on 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #163

    Magicmac54,
    I hope you are well. Nope, definitely not, there aren’t many characters in football I’ve disliked more, which is strange because I liked him as a player and always said he was the best player in my lifetime that never played for England.

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  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #164

    There is a good reason why Ashley runs us the way he does instead of doing it the Leicester way and that boils down to vision and ambition, oh and the fact that he is a greed y bastard.

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  • Regan

    May 1, 2021 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #165

    Uncertain. .

    Schoolboy error..

    Will never live it down…

    😀

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 1, 2021 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #166

    Yeah, you’d go crazy trying to understand Ashley’s thinking.

    I tend to think he simply didn’t understand what was required to successfully run a football club, and when he eventually did he baulked, coinciding with falling out with the fans, a rift that has lasted over a decade.

    But how does that explain what happened with Rafa, who was putting it on a plate for him, and the money that Bruce has had.

    Why not give the same to Rafa, keep him, and so increase the likelihood of a sale?

    Plain old fashioned incompetence perhaps.

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  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #167

    That`s 3 reasons from me and another 3 from cleveleysbob.
    The list is endless

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #168

    Regan,
    I can’t access that div, what have you done.

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  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #169

    Howay Regan, spill the beans, we all make mistakes. You should see the first Mrs Wor!!!

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  • Regan

    May 1, 2021 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #170

    I Benched son against sheff utd..

    Shocking management. .

    Don’t know where I get it from..

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  • WWSBRD

    May 1, 2021 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #171

    I found myself today sat watching Chelsea vs Fulham and rooting for Chelsea. I imagine I was not the only one doing so but dear me it makes be sad how far we have fallen

    Newcastle now essentially a yo yo club with no end to that in sight. Peak of our ambitions being 12th

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  • Regan

    May 1, 2021 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #172

    Been up since 5 so I’m away..

    Enjoy your night..

    All the best and be safe..

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  • cleveleysbob

    May 1, 2021 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #173

    WW, I’d be delighted if our ambition was to come 12th. It’s the 17th that pee’s me off.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #174

    Ntbt,
    I think a mixture of spite and incompetence and the fact that he can afford to lose money, it’s that advertising he covets most.

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  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #175

    WWSBIRD

    You sure it

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  • cleveleysbob

    May 1, 2021 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #176

    Night Regan, cheers mate.

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  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #177

    WWSBIRD

    You sure its as high as 12th ?

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  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #178

    Nite Regan, take care

    Worse things happen at sea, but not in the FFL 😉

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  • cleveleysbob

    May 1, 2021 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #179

    WL, South Tyneside snap! 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #180

    Regan,
    It depends who you benched him for.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 1, 2021 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #181

    Haha fair points, we used to look up as a club and now it’s 17th. Not sure what has sparked this in me today maybe the entertainers doc coming tomorrow but my God how far we have fallen

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  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #182

    I’m guessing Joelinton

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  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #183

    Watching MotD, Scott Parker must surely be the result of a union between action man and Barbie.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #184

    WW…,
    17th, a couple of good results and people starting to forget how thoroughly dire Bruce has been.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 1, 2021 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #185

    Yeah, right, “spite”. They didn’t get on, just as he doesn’t get on with us. We might as well put that under the heading of incompetence. It’s a business for goodness sakes, that lives and dies by how well it goes out and competes every Saturday.

    Incredible!

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  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #186

    Nite folks, looking forward to tomorrow’s match!

    Nicky knows stuff, but what was the licence plate on Frank Cannon’s Lincoln Continental? 😉

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  • cleveleysbob

    May 1, 2021 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #187

    Nicky, we’ve been saying that for years, if he’d got a decent management team and invested moderately, but consistently over last 14 years, we’d probably be regular top 4 and worth about 2Billion, yet he’s struggling to sell us fo £300M – all his own fault.

    He’s got what he wanted out of us, worldwide advertising of his main brand for 12 out of last 14 years that he’s only paid between £2 & £4Million for that, whilst depriving us of decent commercial income and avoiding Europe because they’d cover his ad’s up for European games (no good to him). – bloody arsehole!

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  • cleveleysbob

    May 1, 2021 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #188

    Night Wor B,

    I’m crashing out too, night all.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 1, 2021 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #189

    Cannon, hahaha! I was more of a Kojak guy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMt7C3COiVM

    1
  • WWSBRD

    May 1, 2021 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #190

    JfA
    Sadly so very true. Bruce done a good job apparently shame the table doesn’t agree

    Anyway am off to drink myself to optimism again… When are these fabled Saudis coming to pave the streets with gold?

    Have a good one all

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  • onmeedsun

    May 1, 2021 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #191

    Must get at least a point tomorrow as that would really deflate WBA and Fulham. Fulham could get 9 points and would catch us if they beat us. They caused Chelsea problems today. If we lose tomorrow and they beat Burnley, all of a sudden it starts to look back on for them. Bruce needs to fire them up tomorrow to push for a win and show courage. If we go all timid and play safe we’ll lose. Football is all about psychology. It’s all about the message he gives his players.

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  • geordie157

    May 1, 2021 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #192

    Would be great to buy Willock in the summer, Arsenal might be tempted if they want funds to strengthen.

    Slim chance but if we could sign him, then I’d move for Hudson-Odoi on loan.

    Sell Fraser if someone wants him.

    Fulham looking likely to go down now, Robinson the left back would be a decent signing.

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  • Just a fan

    May 1, 2021 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #193

    I watched cannon.
    Kojac must have been on a Saturday my night out or a Nightshift day where I started at six.
    Rockford files definitely my favourite.
    They made a few ninety. Minute ones years later where Angel was rich and lived in a big fancy house.

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  • magicmac54

    May 1, 2021 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #194
  • magicmac54

    May 1, 2021 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #195
  • magicmac54

    May 1, 2021 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #196
  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #197

    What we thinking something big coming this week? A major obstacle removed?….

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  • magicmac54

    May 1, 2021 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #198
  • NY Mag

    May 1, 2021 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #199

    Mund,

    Is that a question or a statement?

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  • magicmac54

    May 1, 2021 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #200

    Evening young Elmundo, How`s the form Lad? Looking forward to the match tomorrow, i would obviously love a win, but would be very happy with a draw to be honest mate.

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