Steve Bruce has revealed that Newcastle United will struggle to spend much during the summer transfer window due to the current financial climate.
Bruce makes transfer admission
In January, the Magpies were only able to bring in Arsenal’s Joe Willock on loan to strengthen their squad for the second half of the season.
Speaking prior to the Toon’s match against Chelsea on Monday, Bruce said (via The Chronicle):
“I think what you are going to see, especially during the pandemic, is that we haven’t seen many big transfers and I can’t see things changing in the summer.
“So I think it will be the same again, I would have thought.
“There will be a few and a privileged few that will have money, but certainly the way it’s looking, I don’t think there will be supporters back in the ground this season.
“Every club is haemorrhaging money at the moment.
“It was earmarked for transfers so it will be more of the same.”
Not good news
Whilst this is unsurprising considering the coronavirus pandemic remains a big issue, it is still not good news for the Toon. Given the animosity towards owner Mike Ashley (FourFourTwo), even a situation like the current one will not let him off the hook if he does not dip into the transfer market.
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Currently in 17th place in the table, it is clear that Newcastle need to improve, and more investment is clearly one of the ways to do that. It remains to be seen whether the Magpies do actually try and bring in some fresh blood at the end of the season.
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