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Report Reveals Bruce’s Transfer Budget As Well As Two Potential Early Targets



Steve Bruce stated during his press conference that he expected Newcastle to be linked with around 150 players this summer just like the previous one. As we’ve witnessed over the past few weeks, links to players are not in short supply.

However, this summer is likely to be a far cry from the 2020 version. There’s no ‘imminent takeover’ that basically produced two tiers of targets. While Ashely has pending litigation against the Premier League to revive the Saudi-backed bid, players of the caliber of Edinson Cavani and Philippe Coutinho will probably be left off of this year’s reported wishlists.

Bruce also said on Friday that he would continue to bang down conduit Lee Charnley’s door to get as large of a budget as possible from owner Mike Ashley. We may have an early glimpse as to what that budget is if a report in The Mail is accurate.

Kristoffer Ajer– Newcastle trying to advance deal?

According to Simon Jones, Bruce will be handed £12m plus whatever he can raise from player sales. That amount would rule out a permanent move for Arsenal’s Joe Willock, who has been so integral to this team’s recent success. However, a second loan spell could still be on the cards for the 21-year-old.

The Mail is also reporting that Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury is back under consideration after a loan move for the bruising midfielder was rebuffed in January. The Foxes are expected to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare this summer which could open the exit door for Choudhury, who started only 4 league matches this season.

Jones believes that Newcastle are first looking to advance deals for Celtic center-back Kristoffer Ajer and Wigan striker Kyle Joseph. Ajer is entering the final year of his contract and could be had for £8m while the 19-year-old Jospeh would only cost a compensation fee as he is out of contract this summer.

Signing Ajer and Joseph would take up the bulk of the reported £12m. So unless Ashley grew more generous, or we sell a top player, Bruce would be left to scour the free agent and loan markets for further improvements.

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81 comments so far

  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s strange though, my weird distant ‘uncle’ knew when he was gonna die….the judge told him…

    3
  • Romford mag

    May 22, 2021 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #2

    12 kin million !!!

    4
  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #3

    A cheering article, Neil.

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #4

    TPN,
    You’re making me upset, I’m not one to shroud wave but my Da died a year ago today and I can’t help but think of his last words.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Foot me it’s a bus…… 😀

    7
  • sing in the corner

    May 22, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #6

    🙂

    0
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #7

    When my uncle,was in the chair waiting for the switch the priest asked him if he had any last requests?…yeah…hold me hand?

    5
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail, whats shroud wave?

    1
  • Regan

    May 22, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #9

    My dad was a hand grenade instructor. .
    He used to come home…take the pin out of my nappy and throw me over the sofa.

    9
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 22, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh no not Choudrey again!

    4
  • sing in the corner

    May 22, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Neil.
    By Jimminy your transfer target craic has really got my juices flowing.
    12 mil
    an unknown average centre back from Celtic and a Wigan striker. 8 million
    Woo woo.
    And of course we will be in there competing for one of Willock’s shin pads.

    3
  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Same old craperoo, Bill.

    0
  • carltoon

    May 22, 2021 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Have yous lot all gone mental!!!! I blame ROM AND REGAN

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 22, 2021 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Stopped watching the Barnsley game at 2-0, if their style of play is what Ismael is coaching then he’s off my wish list.

    1
  • Romford mag

    May 22, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Carltoon

    I blame Regan 😉

    1
  • carltoon

    May 22, 2021 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #16

    TGWH I’m sure some one will help me down. As long as it’s not you know who!

    1
  • Regan

    May 22, 2021 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Sorry carltoon..

    Bad to the cheap seats for me..

    😛

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #18

    A face like,a Swansea manager

    2
  • Regan

    May 22, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Back to..ffs. .

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 22, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #20

    So what’s the odds on the UK entry in the Eurovision song contest not finishing last?

    3
  • carltoon

    May 22, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Never laughed so much,

    1
  • Romford mag

    May 22, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Regan

    Right the first time mate 😀

    0
  • Regan

    May 22, 2021 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Like the old days this..

    I’ll get modded..
    You Enjoy your evening..

    😀

    2
  • carltoon

    May 22, 2021 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #24

    Bill, i stopped watching when Eastern Block highjacked it, we’ll finish last everyone hates us before covid, now they’ll make sure we’re last

    3
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #25

    A face like a ‘black box’

    1
  • Romford mag

    May 22, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Black box or back box ?

    0
  • Regan

    May 22, 2021 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #27

    Would crack a bottle open..

    But I’m tea total. .

    😀

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #28

    A face like a fish out of water….Steve Bruce???

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Romford….depends what your ‘persuasion ‘ is….

    1
  • carltoon

    May 22, 2021 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #30

    Ron! I’m with you, wanting all North East teams to be in the top league, it will get harder, if we get relegated, to get back up, no other teams North of Manchester, then a million teams in the South, no players wanting to come up here,

    3
  • Great White Hunter

    May 22, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Carlton, I,m sure there will be plenty of chaps to help you down after dancing on the tables etc….as long as you don’t spill the red wine on them….lol, Eurovision Song Contest….the judges are more corrupt than Masters & Hoffman !!! Albania, Malta or Bosnia will probably win….cracking singers IMO, enjoy……

    5
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Regan, you tee total?. aaaahhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhaaaa…is that zero alcohol bacardi you neck?

    3
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Just like me and my cask sherry devil’s buttermilk

    0
  • Regan

    May 22, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Only kidding..

    On it now as it happens. .

    😀

    2
  • Mund

    May 22, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Princes

    It was more like contender for joke of the day 😉

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    May 22, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #36

    Face like Sunderland

    4
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Woodman another cracking save….he’s definitely our future

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Sorry Mund….that goes to Mr cabb…Bruce

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Shirebrook hold on…is he REALLY THAT ugly?

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    May 22, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #40

    I suppose the only solace for the mackem players would be in Papa johns did cheesy chips

    4


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