Mark Douglas was the bearer of bad news on Wednesday afternoon as the Chronicle journalist claimed via his personal Twitter account that Newcastle United are not close to signing any new players and could end up doing their business close to the end of the summer transfer window. Since the end of last season, Brazilian forward Joelinton has been the only player signed up by the Magpies while several first-team players have left. Newcastle’s squad is down to the bare bones and it is no shock to see so many fans in meltdown after seeing the latest update on their transfer business. Why is everything always left so late? Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley took too long to clarify Rafa Benitez’s future, then took too long to hire Steve Bruce and are still dawdling over business despite the season kicking off next week. Signing players late in the window is such a massive risk because you’re basically feeding off scraps and leftovers. Newcastle will never change under Ashley. He simply has to go.
NothingButNewcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
It’s pathetic really. They’ve had 3 months. They did this in January with Almiron so I hope for our sake it happens and we get what we need. If we don’t we’re relegated. Do you think we’ll get more through the door?
What a joke
— colin oliver (@100Magpie) July 31, 2019
The club is comical. Hasn’t and never will change. We have idiots that are in charge of our club. Let’s see how many people turn up first game.
charnley is useless , just what is he doing ? I'm not even surprised , had 3mths to do deals and got 1 senior in , absolutely pathetic!!!
— Benbob10 (@ben_bob10) July 31, 2019
It's like Groundhog Day …… #shambles
— Karlsphotos (@karlsphotos) July 31, 2019
— Stephen (@BLOOD202) July 31, 2019
Wheres the money gone ? We’ve spent 7 million of our own money this transfer window, how embarrassing is that! 8 days left and no new signings
— Sam (@SamRobsonn) July 31, 2019
Christ. What a shambles. You can’t penny pinch at this stage of the window
— The Looney Toon (@The_Looney_Toon) July 31, 2019