In May 2021, The Telegraph suggested that Steve Bruce could quit as Newcastle United manager.

They stated that the Toon boss could leave, and that his future would depend on what sort of transfer budget he was offered by Mike Ashley.

Fast forward three months, and there are now claims that Newcastle might not do any more business this summer.

That’s according to Luke Edwards on Twitter, who states that it is unlikely that any more fresh faces will arrive.

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Steve Bruce hasn’t been backed by Newcastle owner

As it stands, Newcastle’s only signing this summer is Joe Willock.

He was a big arrival, costing more than £20million. But he doesn’t improve the Magpies. He just brought us back to where we were last season.

Yes, it’s great having Willock permanently, but we still have the same squad that severely struggled last year.

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Has Bruce been backed in the transfer market? Absolutely not.

£20million is a lot of money in reality, but not compared to our Premier League rivals.


We still have a lot of players clogging up space in the squad, preventing us from making new signings.

The Telegraph stated in May that Bruce’s future may depend on whether or not he is given a budget capable of improving the squad in key areas.

That hasn’t happened. Our defence is still very weak, as seen during the opening day defeat to West Ham.

Offensively, we don’t have a lot of depth either. We’re still a Callum Wilson injury away from disaster.

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If what the Telegraph said is true, then Bruce could leave. But the reality is that he won’t. Even if we hadn’t brought back Joe Willock he’d still be here.

Bruce isn’t getting a better job anywhere else. Despite so many Premier League clubs needing managers this summer, Bruce’s name was never mentioned.

While the lack of transfer kitty will frustrate the 60-year-old, he’s never going to walk away.

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