Newcastle could have a potential budget of around £80million in the summer, according to Chronicle Live.

Various reports claim that Newcastle are still subject to interest from consortiums who are considering buying the club from the much-maligned Mike Ashley, which had meant that it had been difficult to predict how much money the club might have available to spend in the summer window.

However, participating in a Q&A for the Chronicle, Lee Ryder has revealed the funds that he expects the Magpies to have available to them next season, on the assumption that they first avoid relegation.

Ryder said:

I think if this season goes to plan and Newcastle stay up, Bruce will get a spending spree in the summer.

How much will that be? It’s always hard to say but I’d think between £60million to £80million should be at his disposal if the right targets arise.

Several Newcastle fans have reacted to Ryder’s claims, with a number of supporters dubious that the club will actually have that amount of money available to spend on transfer fees.

Do you believe that Steve Bruce will receive such a sizeable budget in the summer?