The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards says he’s been ‘assured’ that new signings ‘will definitely be arriving’ at Newcastle United over the coming weeks.
The North-East reporter and self-confessed friend of Steve Bruce’s admits that progress ‘remains slow’ in NUFC’s snail-paced bid to make our first signing of the summer, however he claims to have been told that new signings are a matter of when, not if.
Edwards released a transfer ‘exclusive’ earlier this week, stating that we were pushing to land Man Utd centre-back Axel Tuanzebe, with Joe Willock and Conor Gallagher also targets we’re actively pursuing.
In his latest update on Twitter, he’s also stated that the false hope surrounding the delayed arbitration hearing has had a big impact on the lack of activity so far this summer – but insists that new owners wouldn’t have arrived before the transfer window closed even if they’d won their case against the Premier League.
Here’s what he’s had to say on all of the above:
Depending on how much you trust Edwards’ contacts, this may encourage some fans fearing we’re not going to make a single signing this summer.
It suggests incomings are imminent, although it remains to be seen who we sign. Will we get a deal done for Tuanzebe? Will Willock re-sign? And if he doesn’t, will we be able to bring in a midfielder or two capable of adding the sort of energy and drive the Arsenal loanee gave us at the back end of last season?
A lot of unanswered questions and pessimism exists around St James’ Park right now, so it’s up to the club to buck their ideas up and secure the signings needed – especially now we’re heading into yet another season without a Saudi takeover.