Sun 23 Jun 2024, 15:00 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle fans on X having meltdown over 'unambitious' transfers - It shouldn't be like this but it is

Newcastle fans on X having meltdown over 'unambitious' transfers - It shouldn't be like this but it is
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It's hard to argue with the fact that the names currently being linked with moves to Newcastle United are hardly conjuring up feelings that we'll be a side fighting for a Champions League spot come next May.

In the past few days Newcastle have been linked with moves for Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Wolves' Max Kilman and injury-prone Pedro Neto as well as potentially selling Yankuba Minteh and hawking Elliot Anderson as part of the deal for Kilman.

Not to mention that a deal are still being worked on for James Trafford from Burnley to come in alongside Lloyd Kelly from Bournemouth on a free transfer.

It's hardly the most inspiring start to the summer window, and it seems any time we do show some ambition for a player who would improve the starting XI we get muscled out by 'bigger' clubs.


Newcastle's current business is being likened to a newly promoted side

X user @NUFCMurph compared out potential business to that of newly-promoted Ipswich Town and there are plenty of people supporting what he's saying.

There are a few dissenting voices, those who are pointing out the reality that Newcastle are being forced into this level of transfer activity due to restrictions and a lack of European football to offer potential targets.

Another thing that's being overlooked is that it's still early in the window and the focus right now seems to be bringing the finances under control before next week's PSR reporting deadline. We're not sure how much Newcastle need to bring in to come under the threshold, but there are too many reports suggesting that's what we need to do for it to be untrue.


We'll see how things look after 1st July

From 1st July things could all change when the new budgets kick in and we may start showing some ambition again.

For now, it's about replacing the ones who have gone/are going with similar, better players before going all-out trying to find players who will take us to the next level.

At least, that's what we're choosing to believe right now so that we don't go insane with rage.