Date: 17th July 2020 at 7:30pm
Written by: Shaun Williamson

Lots of Newcastle United fans have flocked to social media to discuss a recent column written by ChronicleLive’s Lee Ryder – and they aren’t happy.

The piece relays comments from Magpies boss Steve Bruce where he reveals his hopes of concluding some early bits of transfer business this summer, he said:

“Certainly, we are planning in terms of going forward.

“The transfer window is open until October. All of these things will be discussed and sorted.”

“Yes we have one or two targets. And we’d be naive if we didn’t think of people who were out of contract. We are doing a bit on that respect.”

Will Bruce be around next season?

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Yes!

No way!

No way!

However, this has led to some members of the St James’ Park faithful blasting him as the club have never moved early to land their targets, particularly under current owner Mike Ashley, who is technically still at the helm.

Toon are still awaiting news on their £300m Saudi takeover which is in the hands of the Premier League but with the transfer window open in less than two weeks, it’s only right for the club to crack on with business.

Yet to further Magpies supporters this “sounds ominous” and is “depressing”.

Here’s the rest of the reaction…

 
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