We asked fans have Newcastle done enough in summer transfer window – Overwhelming reaction
The question we were asking NUFC fans on Saturday morning was: ‘If no more signings, have Newcastle United done enough in summer transfer window?’
Before voting, we asked supporters to have a think about how these last few months have gone.
Could / should Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and Steve Bruce possibly have done any better in ensuring Newcastle United had more quality signings, or is Joe Willock enough?
There are now only nine more days to go before the summer transfer window closes.
If there is no more incoming business, have Newcastle United done enough?
Fans also had to factor in that a large number of squad players have been moved out, especially Andy Carroll and Florian Lejeune, without having been replaced.
To help make up the mind of fans, we listed (see below) the business all of the 20 Premier League clubs had done so far – up to Saturday, with over £1billion already spent on some 80+ players.
When deciding whether Newcastle have done enough, it is important to also consider it in light of what the other Premier League clubs have done in this summer transfer window.
Thanks to everybody for voting and here are the results of the poll:
4% – Yes, Newcastle United have done enough in this summer transfer window
96% – No, Newcastle United have not done enough in this summer transfer window without more signings
I could have guessed which way the vote would go but maybe not quite to that extreme.
The way Steve Bruce goes on, he is desperate to make out that loads of Newcastle United fans agree with him, that even if just Joe Willock is signed, this transfer window is supposedly a massive success already.
Quite clearly, there are very very few who do agree with him, no doubt the same ones who send Bruce sackfuls of fan mail telling him what a brilliant job he is doing, not to listen to the handful of unrepresentative ‘keyboard warriors’ who point out the reality…
I saw in the comments when the poll went up, somebody claiming it was wrong to bring in a comparison with what transfer activity the other Premier League clubs have done, when judging whether Newcastle’s summer transfer window has been a success so far.
However, it is Steve Bruce who repeatedly tries to mislead people, claiming hardly any clubs are doing much in this transfer window, trying to make out very few signings made by others and minimal money spent. The reality is that over £1billion has been spent by the other 19 PL clubs and now Newcastle have spent around £22m in total and Steve Bruce tries to tell you that is something amazing, far and beyond what most other clubs have done. Simply not true.
The likes of Norwich, Brentford, Watford, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Southampton etc etc have all done more business than Newcastle, spent more money, all clubs that were seen as Newcastle’s relegation rivals. If they had all spent nothing (as Steve Bruce wants you to think) and Newcastle spend £22m on Joe Willock, then of course the NUFC transfer activity WOULD be seen as more successful in that context, we would be speculating on improving the squad more than those other clubs.
The reality of course is the exact opposite, whether or not it proves successful we are about to find out, BUT these clubs have done more than Newcastle United so far to try and ensure disaster doesn’t strike this season.
Also worth pointing out that the vast majority of these votes from Newcastle fans on the summer transfer window business were cast before this latest demoralising defeat at Aston Villa, the only shot on target a feeble Joelinton header in the 97th minute that was the equivalent of a pass back.
Premier League clubs signings agreed so far in 2021 summer transfer window – up to Saturday 21 August 2021:
Aaron Ramsdale – £24m from Sheffield United
Martin Odegaard – £30m from Real Madrid
Ben White – £50m from Brighton
Nuno Tavares – £8m from Benfica
Albert Sambi Lokonga – £15m from Anderlecht
Danny Ings – £30m from Southampton
Axel Tuanzebe – Loan from Man Utd
Leon Bailey – £30m from Bayer Leverkusen
Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich
Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan
Yoane Wissa – £9m from Lorient
Alvaro Fernandez – loan from Huesca
Frank Onyeka – £10m from Midtjylland
Myles Peart-Harris – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea
Kristoffer Ajer – £13.5m from Celtic
Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg
Kaoru Mitoma – Undisclosed from Kawasaki Frontale
Kjell Scherpen – Undisclosed from Ajax
Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke
Wayne Hennessey – Free transfer from Crystal Palace
Romelu Lukaku – £97.5m from Inter Milan
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
Jannik Verstergaard – £15m from Southampton
Patson Daka – £22m from Red Bull Salzburg
Boubakary Soumare – £17m from Lille
Ryan Bertrand – Free transfer from Southampton
Ibrahima Konate – £36m from Leipzig
Jack Grealish – £100m from Aston Villa
Scott Carson – Free from Derby County
Raphael Varane – £34m from Real Madrid
Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund
Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa
Joe Willock – Eventual £25m from Arsenal
Christos Tzolis – £9m from PAOK
Josh Sargent – £9m from Werder Bremen
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
Adam Armstrong – £15m+ from Blackburn
Armando Broja – Loan from Chelsea
Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest
Tino Livramento – Undisclosed from Chelsea
Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton
Cristian Romero – £42m from Atalanta
Bryan Gil – £21m from Sevilla
Pierluigi Gollini – Loan with option to buy for £13m from Atalanta
Ozan Tufan – Loan with option to buy from Fenerbahce
Juraj Kucka – Undisclosed from Parma
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
Jose Sa – Undisclosed fee from Olympiakos
Bendeguz – Undisclosed fee from Fehervar
Francisco Trincao – Loan from Barcelona with £25m option to buy
Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional
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