How Steve Bruce could be handed a £17m boost to his summer transfer kitty at Newcastle United
Newcastle United are set to pocket around £17million after finishing 12th in the Premier League table.
Following a turbulent campaign, where at one stage relegation to the Championship looked a real possibility, Steve Bruce’s men went on to place one position higher and one point better off than last year.
A run of just two defeats in their final nine games – including wins over Burnley, West Ham, Leicester City, Sheffield United and Fulham – allowed the Magpies to climb the table and provide a potential boost to Bruce’s summer transfer kitty.
It is expected the Magpies head coach will be working on a reduced budget after the club’s finances were hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in which supporters have been locked out of St James’s Park.
There is of course the ongoing takeover saga, with Mike Ashley involved in a legal challenge against the Premier League via arbitration and Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).
Bruce has already confirmed his desire to sign Joe Willock permanently.