Steve Bruce gives transfer update after Mike Ashley meeting

Steve Bruce has revealed details of Mike Ashley’s training ground visit.
Steve Bruce.Steve Bruce.
Steve Bruce.

Newcastle United’s owner visited by helicopter this afternoon – and met Bruce and his players.

New head coach Bruce said: “He came in to wish me and my staff the best of luck and came to meet the new centre-forward (Joelinton). He took an interest in training. It’s up to me to strike up a relationship. He’s been straight as a die so far.”

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Joelinton yesterday joined the club from Hoffenheim in a £40million deal. The 22-year-old striker was unveiled before the media at the training ground this afternoon. On transfers, Bruce added: “We’re aware that we need to do a little bit more.”

Meanwhile, speaking about his move to Newcastle, Joelinton said: “It’s a really big club with a huge tradition here and across the world. I’ve been following the Premier League”