Steve Bruce tells Sky Sports where Newcastle United are at with summer transfer window
It is ten weeks since the 2020/21 Premier League season ended and only two weeks until the new 2021/22 season kicks off, with Steve Bruce now talking to Sky Sports about the situation regarding Newcastle United signing players.
Or rather, not signing them, up to this point.
Steve Bruce tells Sky Sports that Newcastle United fans have to be patient and claims that this is what he has been saying from the very start of the transfer window.
Well I recall it a little different to that, Steve Bruce back in May saying that he was confident that three or four quality players could be added to this Newcastle United squad.
I don’t recall any messages about be prepared to move into August 2021 as the only Premier League club not to sign a single player.
Steve Bruce also persists in making desperate and factually incorrect claims about how hardly any clubs are spending money and bringing in players. As you can see from the listings below, we are at the end of July 2021 and at least 55 players have been signed by the other 19 Premier League clubs and Ben White’s £50m move to Brighton has ensured the running total is around £550m already spent by PL clubs on players.
A major concern is that pretty much all the clubs who will be fighting out the relegation spots with Newcastle United, have done serious business already. Brighton for example have already broken their club’s transfer record when paying £22m for Enoch Mwepu, now with their £50m from Arsenal they will no doubt be adding more signings.
With the promoted clubs, it looks like all three are going to have a real go at staying up, Watford having already signed seven players and Norwich six. Whilst Brighton have spent well over £20m on two players and signed another for an undisclosed fee. Crystal Palace buying players that will end up costing them around £50m and so on.
In another interview on Friday night, Steve Bruce said that Newcastle United had done everything they could to sign Joe Willock and other players, yet in the next breath admitted that NUFC were yet to make a bid for a single player in this transfer window.
Something doesn’t add up…though it is easy to add up how much Newcastle United have spent so far in this 2021 summer transfer window. Saturday is day 53 of the transfer window, only another 31 remain after today. Plus most importantly, not a single player so far brought in to strengthen this NUFC team / squad ahead of playing West Ham in two weeks time.
Steve Bruce talking to Sky Sports about Newcastle United transfer window:
“Talks are ongoing as far as people coming in.
“And I think that is the vital thing, the supporters want to see one or two walk through the door.
“We are doing our utmost to make that happen.
“Hopefully, something this week might fall, but as I have said from the start of the window, we have got to remain patient.
“We haven’t got a lot of money, like most clubs. So we will see what we can achieve.”
Sky Sports interviewer:
“Is there an update on the Joe Willock situation that you can let us in on Steve?”
“It is ongoing.
“As I have said many times, we have got to be respectful to Arsenal and to Joe. He is their player.
“Look, we will do our utmost if Joe Willock becomes available.
“As I have said from day one, we have tried to bring him back.
“As I have said, he is Arsenal’s player and at the minute, he is still Arsenal’s player.
“So we will see what develops…”
Premier League clubs signings agreed so far in 2021 summer transfer window:
Ben White – £50m from Brighton
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
Conor Gallagher – Loan from Chelsea
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
Kristoffer Klaesson – Undisclosed from Valerenga
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
Alophonse 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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