Newcastle United are now the only side in the Premier League yet to make a first-team signing.
That particular move officially means Newcastle are lagging behind every other club in the division in terms of signings for the first-team.
West Ham United haven’t technically brought in any new faces, but they have turned Craig Dawson’s loan move permanent.
Goalkeeper Scott Carson is also technically a first-team signing for Manchester City.
Really, many supporters wouldn’t have expected anything less.
The takeover saga has been rumbling on in the background.
That won’t be coming to fruition any time soon, if at all, after the arbitration hearing was adjourned until early 2022.
And it’s been reported Newcastle have a very restricted transfer budget this summer.
Steve Bruce mainly wants to add to his midfield.
Joe Willock is the main priority, but the player and Arsenal need to give the green light.
Bruce recently said that the club had ‘one or two things bubbling away’, but it’s been all quiet.
Newcastle being the only club not to make a first-team signing, 15 days before the 2021/22 season starts, has come as no surprise to many supporters on social media.
I say it most seasons, but we’re surely one of the favourites for relegation. About two injuries away from being in massive trouble.
— Thomas (@thomas_millman) July 28, 2021
It’s just a mess. But nothing new on Tyneside. 😥
— Frog⚽🐸Tokyo2020🎯🥊🥋🍵🏋️🚴❤️🤍🖤 (@FootballFrog) July 29, 2021
The least surprising stat out there. I would be surprised if we make any permanent signings. We’ll just use loans
— Raj Bithal (@Biffarinho) July 29, 2021
At least we’re consistent
— 驰海东 (@ChiHaiDong) July 29, 2021
— DougDanger (@DougDanger7) July 29, 2021
— James (@JamNUFC4) July 29, 2021
And in other news … Water …. Wet ! 🤣 Our club is a joke man https://t.co/61gCmL4Iyd
— Alex Birdsall (@BirdsallAlex) July 28, 2021