According to the Telegraph, Newcastle United were offered the chance to sign Harry Winks on loan this summer.
However, the Magpies reportedly turned down the opportunity to temporarily take the Tottenham midfielder.
Winks is one of multiple players allegedly offered to Newcastle, but they turned down every single one.
According to the Telegraph, all players offered required a loan fee, and the Magpies claimed they could not afford it.
Where on earth has all the money gone?!
While any one of the players offered to Newcastle would have been an improvement, snubbing the chance to sign Winks is absolutely ludicrous.
Newcastle will regret turning down Harry Winks on loan
It seemed like a centre-midfielder was Newcastle’s priority on deadline day, with failed bids for Hamza Choudhury and Boubacar Kamara.
In the end neither player arrived, but Winks would have been a better addition regardless.
The 10-time England international has fallen out of favour at Tottenham, but would instantly improve our midfield.
Steve Bruce seems insistent on starting attacks from deep by playing it out from the back. But we don’t have a player who can connect the defence and attack.
That’s what Winks would have brought to the party. He could have taken the ball on the half turn from a centre-back and launched an attack.
Instead, Bruce will have to make do with his current midfield options.
Newcastle’s financial ‘limitations’ have ruined what was always going to be a tough summer. The fact we can’t even afford a loan fee for players is laughable.
As always, Mike Ashley is flirting with danger while the fans suffer.