Everyone loves saying ‘I told you so’, and for Newcastle fans, it might be one of the only bits of satisfaction they take away from this summer.
The Magpies are yet to make a signing, although Joelinton was pictured at St. James’ Park on Tuesday, they have replaced a Champions League winning manager with Steve Bruce and are no closer to achieving their ultimate goal of getting Mike Ashley out of the club.
But there’s no question the Toon Army called this one right, as Lee Charnley is reportedly pressing ahead with a move for Allan Saint-Maximin, despite the protests of Bruce.
L’Equipe claim the manager is concerned about the winger’s behavioural issues, which is certainly a fair complaint given that OGC Nice have dropped their asking price due to the 22 year-old’s poor work ethic and selfishness.
Last week, The Chronicle reported that Bruce will have some control over transfers and was offended by ‘yes man’ comments, but a poll from fan site The Mag revealed that a whopping 96% of fans do not believe that claim.
Needless to say, the latest reports from France seem to have proven the fans right, and the Twitter reactions down below are lapping it up…
Am in charge says Bruce…………….NO NO your not
— Steve Atkinson (@SteveAt91142691) July 22, 2019
But Steve said he has final say on transfers, Charnley and Ashley wouldn’t lie would they?
— Geordie Ahmed (@GeordieAhmed) July 22, 2019
Does Bruce now regret that statement about him having final say on transfers. It’s taken less than a week for him to look an absolute joke. If he had an ounce of self respect he will resign tomorrow.
— John Ramsay (@JohnRam46901942) July 22, 2019
I thought Bruce said he would have total control on transfers……strap up Bruce, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
— Dejy Balogun (@dejairo655) July 23, 2019
I’m not a “puppet”
ITS A PUPPET!!!!
— Peter Liddle (@PeterLiddle1) July 22, 2019
Final say on transfers. pic.twitter.com/bywLaTjT0s
— Gary Bell (@belza2) July 22, 2019
Thought he had full control of transfers ?
— ???? (@AdamLittle99) July 22, 2019
What the fat man and penfold decide goes, get used to it Brucie boy, you can’t say you weren’t warned. Still think you’re in control of transfers, think again
— Stephen Towers (@handyman01st) July 22, 2019