Newcastle United are apparently unlikely to do any more business in the summer transfer window.

That is the claim from Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards today.

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Newcastle United (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Magpies have only brought in Joe Willock so far.

The midfielder has come back to St. James’ Park in a permanent transfer from Arsenal after a very successful loan stint last term.

That supposedly cost the club around £25 million all-in (Sky Sports) – and it seems that deal might have left Newcastle struggling to sign anyone else.

Tweeting this morning, Edwards said: “It would appear unlikely #nufc will make any more signings as it would mean leaving someone out of 25-man squad and they have basically spent budget on Willock.

“One loan possibly if something attractive comes up but effectively they’ve not improved squad from end of last season.”

The idea of Newcastle not bringing anyone else in is very worrying indeed.

The club have lost their first two Premier League games and have shipped six goals.

The defence is clearly in need of some attention, and another midfielder wouldn’t go amiss.

Newcastle United Unveil New Signing Joe Willock
Bruce and his only summer signing Willock (photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

But it seems Toon fans might be set for disappointment.

On social media, some supporters have been expressing their dismay following Edwards’ update:

 

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