Revealed! The eye-watering amount Newcastle United have paid to take Steve Bruce from Sheffield Wednesday
Newcastle United have reportedly paid £4million to secure the services of Steve Bruce from Sheffield Wednesday.
According to the Sun, United this morning came to a compromise to take Bruce from the Championship club, following the 58-year-old’s offer to resign from his Owls role this morning.
The report states: “Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has paid £4 million to Sheffield Wednesday for Steve Bruce.
“Ashley sent over the cash ahead of the appointment and Bruce plus his staff walked out before it was accepted.
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“Wednesday supremo Dejphon Chansiri is now likely to agree to the deal that compensates him for Bruce.”
It is claimed United have paid the £4million fee up front as they bid to replace Rafa Benitez, who left the club more than a fortnight ago.
The Magpies squad are currently preparing for their Premier League Asia Trophy clash with Wolves on Wednesday in China.