Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Premier League striker Dean Windass believes Steve Bruce will be getting on Mike Ashley’s back over new signings for Newcastle United.
While Newcastle were able to finish 12th in the end, far from the relegation zone, they did have some really bleak moments during the 2020/21 season.
The Magpies really struggled during the December to March period in particular, causing fears of relegation at the time.
Bearing that in mind, Bruce could do with some reinforcements, something Windass thinks he will be asking for. And, according to The Sun, he could be about to get just that, with the outlet reporting that Ashley will hand him a £50m transfer budget.
On the matter, the ex-Hull City forward told FFC:
“Newcastle, it’s always been a car crash on and off the field. Steve is a proud man and he’ll be saying to Mike Ashley, ‘Listen, if this is going to work next year, I need backing, I need players to come in.’ ”
The same Sun report states Arsenal’s Joe Willock is likely to be a target. If the club can get that deal done, then Bruce will no doubt be pleased.
The 21-year-old was in fantastic goalscoring form during his loan spell at St. James’ Park and looks capable of elevating this Newcastle side.