The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been looking into Mike Ashley’s transfer dealings and wondering why the club is run the way that it is. Second rate players are bought cheap whilst the clubs departing players are often priced out of moves or sold at ridiculous prices.
Very strange how #NUFC refuse to sell Ritchie or any player ‘on the cheap’ but continue to try and buy players on the cheap, well under the valuations set by their club
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) 5 July 2018
Newcastle United is not the club you want to support when it comes to the transfer windows. The Magpies have been locked in Mike Ashley’s stranglehold for over ten years now and with the Sports Direct owner being more interested in money than football, the fans will never be happy as they all want to see the sport being put ahead of the money. So far this summer, two players have come in, one on the cheap and one for free.
The Geordies have been linked with a lot of players this summer although the fans have been chuckling away and ruling out any of those signings that would cost more than £15 million. None of the supporters believe that the club will break their record transfer fee to bring anyone in to St James’ Park as the club continue to look at cheap unheard of players rather than you more pedigree names that would cost a little bit more.
You can see our local Magpies’comments on their club’s transfer policy here:
That's the sports direct way
— David A Hardy (@HardsworthNUFC) July 5, 2018
It’s almost, ALMOST like we don’t have any intention to replace him unless it’s for a loan player and now Rafa has had enough and refuses to let him go.
— David McAndrews (@DavidMcAndrews) July 5, 2018
Strange? He’s been doing that for ten years
— Rod Cole (@RodCole0709) July 5, 2018
It is Ashley in charge Haway
— k hogg (@KieranHogg1) July 5, 2018
Not surprised with how club is being run
— andy71 (@andysan1971) July 5, 2018
Buy for Sports Direct prices & sell at JD prices
— Sheddy Shedderson (@man_in_the_shed) July 5, 2018
As you can see, the Newcastle fans are particularly pleased or surprised with how Ashley conducts his business for the Magpies.