Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest comments made by football journalist David Ornstein regarding the current situation at the Tyneside club and their summer transfer window.
This comes after Newcastle news Twitter account @NUFC360 shared a post relaying footage originally from Sky Sports (via Football Daily) of Ornstein discussing the current state of affairs at St. James’ Park regarding their summer transfer window.
Ornstein claimed that this window will be a “very difficult” one for Newcastle and that he doesn’t think money will be “readily available” for them to spend on new players, ultimately labelling the window as “another very frustrating” one for the fans.
This post then gathered a lot of replies from Toon supporters who were not shy in airing their thoughts on this claim.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say in response to Ornstein’s claim about the summer transfer window?
“This, right there is what it’s been like for the last several years. #nufc“
“Same as every year”
“Richard Masters has a lot to answer for.”
“Wow that is a total surprise.”
“What about the last 14yrs in the transfer window, always smoke and mirrors with Ashley”
“Nothing new there then”
Looking at the replies to this post, it seems as though these Newcastle supporters aren’t particularly surprised to hear that there may not be a lot of transfer activity going on at the Tyneside club this summer, with some even blaming the Premier League’s role in the failed takeover attempt for their current predicament.
Given how last season was the first time since the 2013/14 season that Newcastle spent less than £40 million on transfers according to Transfermarkt, it’s understandable why these Toon supporters are not pleased to hear that the club is not likely to be splashing a significant amount of cash once again the summer.
Do you think Newcastle will get relegated if they don't sign any players this summer?
However, with the club’s arbitration hearing being delayed until early 2022, this should, presumably, in our view, give Ashley the room to focus on the current situation at the club and put some money into signing some new players such as a new striker to replace Andy Carroll and a new defender to replace Florian Lejeune.