Micky Quinn posts sarcastic Tweet as Newcastle owner Mike Ashley buys House of Fraser

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United celebrates with the Championship trophy after the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St James' Park on May 7,...

Newcastle fans are frustrated at their owner after limiting Rafa Benitez.

Rafa Benitez manager of Newcastle United gives a thumbs up as he celebrates victory and promotion after the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St...

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's tight stronghold on the Toon coffers has frustrated fans in the north east, and his recent £90million purchase of department store chain House of Fraser is likely to infuriate supporters - including Mick Quinn.

Ashley limited Rafa Benitez to a number of bargain signings and loans, with the most expensive of deals coming in the form of Yoshinori Muto's £9.5million move to St. James' Park this summer.


Newcastle brought in seven players this summer, but two are loans and Ki Sung-yueng was on a free. Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez and Muto all cost fees - but that only equated to around £22million.

Newcastle made that figure back on the sale of Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Quinn has posted his frustration on Twitter with a sarcastic Tweet at Ashley's £90million purchase of House of Fraser.

Newcastle also offloaded Mikel Merino, Chancel Mbemba, Matz Sels and Adam Armstrong this summer, which also brought in a substantial amount of transfer fees and slashed the wage bill.

The Toon begin their Premier League campaign on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur at St. James' Park, as they look to take advantage of Spurs who are likely to be missing a whole host of first teamers - with nine players in the last four of the World Cup.

Benitez has confirmed that deadline-day signing Fernandez will not be picked on Sunday as he wants the Argentina international to get to know his teammates before pulling on the black and white stripes.

Sports Direct International founder Mike Ashley walks into the Red Lion pub in Westminster before attending a select committee hearing at Portcullis house on June 7, 2016 in London,...

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