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Steve Bruce says he has ‘Control of transfers’ at Newcastle United – Do you think that is true? Vote now

1 month ago
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Today we are asking the question…’Steve Bruce says he has ‘Control of transfers’ at Newcastle United – Do you think that is true?’ and has he indeed got that ‘control’…?

Rafa Benitez repeatedly stated that by far his biggest problem at Newcastle United was not the actual amount of money that was made available to spend (although that didn’t help either…), it was that Mike Ashley wouldn’t let him sign the players that he wanted to.

A prime example of course being Salomon Rondon, Ashley refusing to let any offer to be made to buy the striker in 2018 because he was 28, then most definitely no chance in summer 2019 with Rondon having turned 29.

There were also many other signings that Rafa Benitez was blocked in making, with age and level of wages usually the reasons put forward in the media.

With Rafa Benitez forced out because he wanted the freedom to sign players, it seemed obvious to the NUFC fanbase that we were returning to the days of a patsy in charge.

Back to the era of Pardew, Carver and McClaren.

When it was then revealed that Mike Ashley had gone as low down as Steve Bruce in his selection for Rafa’s replacement, that definitely fitted the thoughts of supporters that that this was yet another candidate so desperate for the job and lucky to get it, he will have accepted any conditions Ashley was insisting on, just as that trio before him, particularly when it comes to transfers.

With Mike Ashley insisting that like Steve McClaren, Steve Bruce had to accept the title of Head Coach and not Manager, that appeared to seal the issue beyond any doubt.

Only here to train and pick the team, with no authority on anything important, especially transfers.

However, on Friday, Steve Bruce has insisted that he has ‘Control of transfers’, what do you think?


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