Sky Sports – Newcastle now ‘unlikely’ to sign £20m winger Steve Bruce was keen to sign

According to Sky Sports, Newcastle are now ‘unlikely’ to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, because Jurgen Klopp refused to sanction a loan move for the 22-year-old.

This comes from Sky’s north-east reporter Keith Downie, who suggests below that we are unwilling to pay Liverpool’s £20m asking price and instead wanted a temporary deal:

“Newcastle are unlikely to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson because he isn’t available on loan.

“Steve Bruce keen on the player but Jurgen Klopp doesn’t want to loan him again.

“We’re told he’s valued at £20m”

While I’m not sure if Wilson would’ve been the answer (although beggars can’t be choosers at this stage!), this is yet another example of our penny pinching approach, with us struggling to meet Nice’s asking price for Saint-Maximin and also having a bid rejected for Amiens’ Emil Krafth.

Wilson bagged an impressive 18 goals and 6 assists during a loan spell with Derby in the Championship last season, but it seems Liverpool are set to cash in on him – NOT loan him out.

With this move unlikely and it reported over the weekend that we are refusing to pay Hull’s ‘£20m’ asking price for Jarrod Bowen, all the emphasis will now surely be placed on Allan Saint-Maximin.

It’s been claimed for a while now that a move for the Nice winger is ‘close’, but time will tell if we really do have a deal lined up on that front.

(Fancy writing for us? Send any articles/ideas over to us at & we’ll get back to you!)

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.

5 thoughts on “Sky Sports – Newcastle now ‘unlikely’ to sign £20m winger Steve Bruce was keen to sign

  1. What I don’t understand is we was ment to have 50 million plus players sale , so say 30 million.we have only spent 36 million but we ain’t bought no more players were is this 44 million at , I really hate this club it a joke how can we not of sign any more players with only 9 days to go .mike and lee up to the same old tricks


  2. Fatty and penfold at it again conning the Geordie nation for the 12 year running

    We sell for 30 million
    Buy for 40 million
    So up to now we have spent 10 million
    So do we still have 50 million to spend


  3. Oh, here we go again! It must be the old infamous line……………….we can never get any players over it 😯


  4. James Ross £20 million is the going rate now for players who are young talented but unproven in the premiership. Hull want £20million for Bowen. Last year we paid £12million for Murphy.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green