Steve Bruce looks dejected during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United at American Express Community Stadium on March 20, 2021

Newcastle United transfer rumours: International star 'demands' St James's Park exit as Magpies linked with defender

Newcastle United take on Tottenham Hotspur after the international break

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 9:19 am

The Sports Direct owner seems set to stick by flailing Bruce, who has overseen the Magpies’ slide to within two points of the Premier League relegation zone – United have won just twice in 20 games in all competitions.

But fans think Ashley is wrong to take that stance – and believe almost unequivocally that Bruce should be put out of his St James’ Park misery.

On Twitter yesterday, in a snap poll, we asked fans the question: “Do you think Steve Bruce should be sacked as Newcastle United manager?”

In total 2,108 votes were cast with 97.2% saying ‘yes’, Bruce should be sacked by Ashley. Somewhat surprisingly, given the strength of feeling on social media, 2.8% said ‘no’. Of course, as with any poll, these things are open to hijack by fans from other clubs, which may go some way to explaining the higher ‘no’ vote than expected.

Newcastle striker Callum Wilson is closing in on a return to fitness and says he can’t wait to get back.

As always, however, there is still plenty of talk surrounding transfers!

Here, we take a look at the rest of the transfer talk from Newcastle United and their top-flight rivals:

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