Club reporter makes ‘£50m’ transfer claim following Mike Ashley’s rare appearance at NUFC

According to the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Newcastle United have a further £50m available to spend in the two weeks that remain of the transfer window.

This comes just a day after the club completed a ‘record breaking’ £40m deal to sign Joelinton, however it sounds like the spending won’t stop there – and rightly so given how shambolic this summer has been prior to yesterday’s announcement.

The piece also states that Steve Bruce wants to bring in ‘at least FOUR’ new faces following Joelinton’s arrival, with another striker, a winger, a midfielder and full-backs said to be on his wish list.

Here’s a snippet from the Chronicle’s latest piece after confirmation that Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley held a ‘transfer meeting’ with the Newcastle United head coach earlier today:

‘Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has held further transfer meetings with new head coach Steve Bruce .

‘The Sports Direct magnate arrived via helicopter at lunchtime and is believed to have spoken with Bruce about new boy Joelinton and further potential deals.

‘Ashley had previously stated he wanted to be more involved at the club but this was his first appearance at the training ground for some time.

‘After holding talks with Bruce last week he was keen to have a more relaxed conversation with the ex-Aston Villa chief.

‘Bruce is hoping to add at least another four deals to Joelinton’s arrival.

‘After splashing out £40million on Joelinton there is still another £50million that could be spent this summer.’

It’s quite unbelievable that Mike Ashley appeared to be so unwilling to compromise with Rafa Benitez, yet he’s quick to hand an alleged £90m budget to Steve Bruce.

That said, this is a man who backed Steve McClaren with £80m worth of new signings over the space of around 6 months.

To me, this proves he’ll happily make investments in players if they A) fit into his transfer policy and B) have a good chance of being sold for a profit in years to come.

It may be exciting to see some talented players finally arrive, but this club will never go anywhere in the long run under Mike Ashley.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

6 thoughts on “Club reporter makes ‘£50m’ transfer claim following Mike Ashley’s rare appearance at NUFC

  1. t00nraider:
    I disagree. The club is continuing to improve.

    Was it continuing to improve when we were relegated twice under Ashley? And of course this buy them young sell them for a profit model was at least a large part of why we were relegated in the first place. That along with hiring complete muppets as managers.


  2. Nowt wrong with buying players, developing them and seeing some profit when they leave. Tell me a club that doesn’t do that?


  3. if we get the players that we are trying to get we will be a massive force the speed we are going to have is unreal teams will fear us Ashley is taking a chance on big money player so lets be gratefull of that hope he dont sell longstaff but if he dose then it will be for 50 million so its a very good price but lets hold on to him a few years could be the best in the world come on the toon


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