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Bruce Confirms Interest In Winger But Reveals Deal Is Not Close



It seems that reports yesterday that Ademola Lookman was heading in for a medical this weekend were off the mark. The Chronicle have published some of Steve Bruce’s comments from his press conference this morning that mentions Newcastle’s pursuit of the 22-year-old RB Leipzig winger.

This was Bruce’s response when asked about Lookman:

“Listen I think I have been linked with 38 names already, which our media man Lee (Marshall) has run past me.

“He’s another one, he is a good player. But it is a little bit far off at the moment.”

There were two reports yesterday claiming first that Newcastle had made a breakthrough with Leipzig for Lookman and second that he was due for a medical.

They appear to be incorrect on both accounts unless Bruce is keeping his cards close to his chest. We’ll find out soon enough how accurate those reports were.

However, Bruce has confirmed that the English winger is a target. He also stated that other clubs were yet to make a breakthrough. So maybe the Krzysztof Piatek to Tottenham deal this morning is also a bit premature.

There is definite interest in Lookman, and he seems a perfect fit for this team. With Allan Saint-Maxmin down the left and Lookman down the right (or vice versa), Newcastle will have two electric wingers for opposing defenses to contend with.

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20 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 10, 2020 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #1

    The Wife

    I’m sure that the Harrison family must have some interesting discussions on some of the comments that are made, I’d love to be a fly on the wall at some of these!! 🙂

    1
  • kc2012

    Jan 10, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #2

    So Piatek is going to Spurs, Giroud looks like he’s going to Inter Milan, Bowen looks like he’s going to Villa.

    They are basically our targets.

    Glenn Murray and Jorgensen on loan nearly completed on the last day but fall through because none of them like custard creams.

    5
  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 10, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Got to drag it out, argue over a few 100k on the loan fee so we can give other teams plenty of time to swoop in

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 10, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    And Vaaaaarrrrr!

    Repost

    The Wife

    Aye that was a quite preposterous allegation to make, hence my immediate ‘what’ to it. I have the feeling that the comment was not intended in the way it came out but once the submit button is activated there’s no going back and I reckon that’s there’s a lot of comments in the blogs history that were regretted immediately after they were sent.

    It’s probably best for anyone who feels aggrieved at a comment to either challenge it in a responsible way or just let it go, making a fuss just exacerbates things sometimes. A lesson often not learnt on the blog, unfortunately.

    Anyway that’s my aged take on things, probably best ignored. 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #5

    I like the heart system, but I do think it gets abused, especially when some bloggers get a shedload for bland or stupid comments.

    4
  • Jib

    Jan 10, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #6

    There should ne an ignore button for old farts like Bill
    😛

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 10, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #7

    kc

    It’ll probably need Rakfisk to tempt Jorgensen to sign for us!

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 10, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Rakfisk is Norwegian
    Jorgensen is Danish

    3
  • geordietom

    Jan 10, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Robleenio …# 16 …

    agree with you on that . also would it take away the chat on here or cause people to have private chats after all its a BLOG open for everyone to see regardless of what been said ? …

    bus is moving at a canny rate of knots this morning …

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Jib

    I’m such a popular person on the blog the only one who is likely to heart your comment is yourself!! 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Jib

    You’re splitting hairs there mate, it’s still a popular delicacy in either country so my comment is valid!

    2
  • geordietom

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #12

    EGB … hearts …

    me i really dont care if i get any or not but i do agree that people get loads of hearts for putting bland or stupid comments on …

    2
  • toon22

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #13

    Hiya

    Lee Marshal

    😉

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  • toon22

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #14

    If we’re stuck with the owner and manager I’d like to see some movement on the coaching staff

    They obviously need some help

    1
  • geordietom

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Lee Marshall
    American announcer
    DescriptionLee Marshall was an American professional wrestling announcer formerly of the American Wrestling Association, World Championship Wrestling and Women of Wrestling…

    whats up TOOL22 had he put a bid in for wor club another 6 months of your drivel …

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  • Jib

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #16

    Tom he’s the media guy at NUFC

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  • kc2012

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #17

    One player who wouldn’t be impossible to bring in on loan would be Mariano Diaz from Real Madrid.

    Powerful, fast, very tidy finisher and Real Madrid want to send him out on loan.

    Watched him alot when he was at lyon and he was brilliant.

    Completely different level to any of our strikers.

    He would probably laugh at us though.

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  • geordietom

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #18

    jib …

    cheers didn’t know that . i’m not up to all things football like TOOL22 is …

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  • geordietom

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #19

    Lee Marshall – Head of Media and Content – Newcastle United …

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  • toon22

    Jan 10, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #20

    😉

    I’m sure lee is a very busy guy

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