Mike Ashley giving Steve Bruce Newcastle United contract extension ahead of new season – Report
Steve Bruce is to extend his stay at Newcastle United.
An exclusive on Friday morning has revealed that Mike Ashley is giving the NUFC Head Coach a new deal.
Newcastle United fans were gutted when Steve Bruce was given a three year contract back on 17 July 2019 by Mike Ashley.
That will be nothing compared to the news of a new three year deal that Bruce is set to sign.
The exclusive comes from the Daily Star and they claim their sources have told them that Mike Ashley is happy just so long as Newcastle United stay in the Premier League, which is news to nobody…
So that with Steve Bruce ‘achieving’ this twice, Mike Ashley is therefore happy to sign the Head Coach up on another three year deal.
The report adds that the same sources have brought back news that despite the Newcastle United Takeover saga still showing no public signs of a successful conclusion in the near future, Ashley is still very confident that the deal is going to happen, allowing him to bow out with hundreds of millions of pounds in his pockets and the Saudis left to sort the mess out that Mike Ashley and his minions will leave behind.
The Daily Star go on further to say that while Steve Bruce is going to get this new three year deal, it comes with no guarantees of backing in the transfer market. With a net spend of over £100m in his first two seasons, it was in stark contrast to Rafa Benitez who was allowed no net spend at all and actually made Mike Ashley a profit on transfers in and out during his own three year contract.
Obviously only a report / exclusive as things stand but absolutely no Newcastle fan would be surprised if Mike Ashley does reward Steve Bruce despite the dire football and lack of progress despite that £100m net spend. Bruce has shown he is willing to do and say anything to back up Mike Ashley these past two years, no matter how ridiculous it makes himself (Steve Bruce) look, which is of course the main qualification for being a Head Coach under this owner.
Meanwhile, we reach day 52 of the transfer window with not a single Newcastle United signing, though the other 19 Premier League clubs have all contributed to well over 50 signings so far, with around half a billion pounds spent.
Premier League clubs signings agreed so far in 2021 summer transfer window:
Nuno Tavares – £8m from Benfica
Albert Sambi Lokonga – £15m from Anderlecht
Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich
Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan
Frank Onyeka – £10m from Midtjylland
Myles Peart-Harris – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea
Kristoffer Ajer – £13.5m from Celtic
Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg
Kjell Scherpen – Undisclosed from Ajax
Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke
Wayne Hennessey – Free transfer from Crystal Palace
Marcus Bettinelli – Free transfer from Fulham
Joachim Andersen – Eventual fee could reach £18m from Lyon
Marc Guehi – Eventual fee could reach £20m from Chelsea
Michael Olise – £8m from Reading
Jacob Montes – Undisclosed fee from Georgetown University
Remi Matthews – Free transfer from Sunderland
Demarai Gray – £1.7m from Bayer Leverkusen
Andros Townsend – Free transfer from Crystal Palace
Asmir Begovic – Free transfer from Bournemouth
Junior Firpo – £13m from Barcelona
Amari Miller – Undisclosed fee from Birmingham City
Jack Harrison – £11m from Man City
Patson Daka – £22m from Red Bull Salzburg
Boubakary Soumare – £17m from Lille
Ryan Bertrand – Free transfer from Southampton
Ibrahima Konate – £36m from Leipzig
Scott Carson – Free from Derby County
Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund
Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa
Pierre Lees-Melou – £3.5m from Nice
Billy Gilmour – Loan from Chelsea
Ben Gibson – £9m from Burnley
Dimitrios Giannoulis – £6m from PAOK Salonika
Angus Gunn – £5m from Southampton
Milot Rashica – £11m from Werder Bremen
Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest
Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton
Bryan Gil – £21m from Sevilla
Pierluigi Gollini – Loan with option to buy for £13m from Atalanta
Imran Louza – £9m from FC Nantes
Ashley Fletcher – Free transfer from Middlesbrough
Danny Rose – Free transfer from Tottenham
Emmanuel Dennis – Undisclosed from Club Brugge
Peter Etebo – Loan from Stoke
Joshua King – Free from Everton
Dapo Mebude – Free from Rangers
Alphonse Areola – Loan from PSG
Craig Dawson – Undisclosed fee from Watford
Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea
Rayan Ait-Nouri – Undisclosed fee from Angers
Francisco Trincao – Loan from Barcelona with £25m option to buy
Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional
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