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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

  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2021 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #321

    Munster
    Yeah what’s not to like about Potter?
    Signed some decent players on a budget and he’s very cool under pressure, which i think is good for his team

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  • Regan

    May 2, 2021 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #322

    For clarity on my balls up..
    Was meant to take soucek out and put son in..
    Have now got 3 west ham players in midfield..

    Now praying son breaks a toe nail and gets subbed early on.

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  • Regan

    May 2, 2021 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #323

    Sing..

    You got me all hungry now..

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  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2021 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #324

    Regan
    How was the full English yesterday mate?

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  • Regan

    May 2, 2021 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #325

    Sing..

    Was full on big breakfast mate..

    One of them where you have to sit down for an hour afterwards. .lol..

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  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2021 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #326

    Good game this mind (Everton/Villa)

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  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2021 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #327

    Can’t understand why it was down the order on the show!

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  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2021 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #328

    Hard lines on Dickford losing that.

    Hahaha

    SMB

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  • Regan

    May 2, 2021 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #329

    I’m sticking with my 2..0 prediction today..

    Europa league is arsenals season now..

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2021 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #330

    Ah lads stop with the full English. I’m too lazy and would have to get to the shop first and you’re making me hungry. Maybe tomorrow. Definitely tomorrow.!! Gotta get me arse up and get some fly fishing in before the game.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2021 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #331

    I’m going 2-2 Regan.

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  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2021 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #332

    Regan
    If we don’t beat Arsenal this afternoon we never will!
    I too hope Bruce doesn’t shore up, playing for a point. Surely not!?

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  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2021 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #333

    Can we not get Ward Prowse?
    Great little player in a dodgy side.

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  • Regan

    May 2, 2021 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #334

    Munster.
    Eggs,bacon,sausages..tomatoes,hash brown,fried slice,fried onions,beans,2 rounds of toast,

    And a cup of tea..

    😀

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  • Moonraker15

    May 2, 2021 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #335

    Wor B

    Just seen your post about Pickford settling down with his missus and asking her to scratch the top of his heed! Haha lmfao at that! I’m still chuckling now! Haha !

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  • Regan

    May 2, 2021 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #336

    Wipe ya chin Munster…lol..

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  • Regan

    May 2, 2021 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #337

    Moon..

    Was class that mind..

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  • Wor B

    May 2, 2021 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #338

    Regan

    What, no mushrooms!

    Are you mad sir?

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  • Regan

    May 2, 2021 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #339

    Wor.
    Can’t eat mushrooms mate..
    Just the sight of them puts me off..

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  • Wor B

    May 2, 2021 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #340

    Moonraker15

    Was gonna do the bathroom scene with him shouting “finished”.

    But that would be in poor taste.

    😉

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  • Regan

    May 2, 2021 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #341

    As much as I’d like to stay n have the craic..

    This lawn won’t mow its self..

    Have a great morning and I’ll catch you later..

    HWTL

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  • Wor B

    May 2, 2021 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #342

    Regan

    Understand on the mushroom front, they are a bit Marmite.

    Me? Bovril every time.

    And make sure you get those stripes straight, don’t want any dodgy offside calls in your garden!

    🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 2, 2021 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #343

    Sounds like Munster is having fried hoop this morning, he clearly can’t get enough of it 😮

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  • Wor B

    May 2, 2021 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #344

    Grand morning, breakie on the patio beckons.

    Laters

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 2, 2021 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #345

    Need to get all our jobs done this morning so I can listen to the match this afternoon. There’s only one corner on here you can get a signal or up on the heli deck, shame we never had work up there to do.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 2, 2021 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #346

    I see catchy’s been fishing again. 16 people hearted his post saying Rafa was as bad as Bruce, or did they, did a couple of people rack them up between them.

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  • jane

    May 2, 2021 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #347

    “Saka went down in the box. The amount of contact from Trigueros’ boot is up for debate, although VAR backed up the on-field official.”

    Arsenal got a vital away goal in Spain (assuming the match was played in Spain) but it was of the soft kind.

    Smith Rowe played up front because of the absence of their strikers.

    Arsenal only had 2 shots on target to Villarreal’s 6 and i assume one of those was the penalty.

    good time to be playing Arsenal.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56892082

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2021 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #348

    Fried hoop? What you on about man??

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  • geordietom

    May 2, 2021 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #349

    sorry lads and lasses but i have say this …

    After reading TOON22 offering to meet Mund in the real world so he can push his hands in his face over a avitar of all things 😀 , now if that had of been me the blog would have been up in arms anyway last thing off me about it ,

    but it did make me laugh 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 …

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2021 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #350

    Regan putting onions into that isn’t right. And you can keep yer tea too. Sadly I haven’t had a full Irish in ages. I mean full full. Can’t wait for my local pub to serve food indoors again but that’s a good bit away yet.

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  • jane

    May 2, 2021 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #351

    i don’t usually read back but it was worth it.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2021 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #352

    Think catchy is yanking your chain Jail. Successfully. Of course putting Bruce down as a better manager is crazy. Mind you if he’d said that Rafa’s dull football cost him his jobs at napoli and Real, that he did an overall good but not amazing job here, and was laughably not allowed to be criticised on this blog by some, and clearly didn’t succeed at all in china (even in rafa lala land!) then I’d have hearted it. I’d also heart it if it said he suits our club, despite the fact that I’d prefer a different type of football if we get PIF, assuming they spend decent bucks. However, if they didn’t want to splurge, rafa would be spot on here.

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