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Report Confirms Bruce’s ‘Far Off’ Claim on Transfer Target


Despite recent reports of a breakthrough for RB Leipzig’s Ademola Lookman, Steve Bruce tempered expectations that a deal was anywhere near close.

When asked about the 22-year-old Bruce made the following clarification:

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

If the Northern Echo’s latest report is anywhere near accurate, a deal for Lookman is going to remain far off unless Leipzig soften their stance.

According to the Northern Echo, the eastern German club is reluctant to allow their winger to leave in January without recouping the £22.5m they paid for him this past summer, even at the end of a 6-month loan.


With Newcastle currently only willing to take Lookman on an initial loan, the two clubs remain far apart on a resolution.

Lookman is said to be very keen to join Newcastle as he’s not played since October. He also made only 4 appearances all season with just 200 minutes on the pitch.

Newcastle will want not want to make a rash decision on the enigmatic winger. He struggled at Everton last year and has not played much this season. So a loan deal with an option to buy is the correct stance to take on Lookman.

A fee of £22.5m would conceivably be enough to prise for Jarrod Bowen from Hull City. He’s done nothing on the pitch to diminish his position as a top target.

In fact, Bowen’s recent form should make Newcastle even more resolute to bring in the 23-year-old this month.


33 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Welshy

    Point is why feel the need to mention his nationality.
    You’ve managed to insult fat people, Spaniards and waiters all in go in a derogatory fashion.
    I wouldn’t call you a Welsh t–t, when t–t as a stand alone would surely be enough.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Olly Watkins looks like a non starter as well, he scored again today for Brentford and they are looking good for at least the play offs if not automatic promotion, so they won’t be looking to sell him before the Summer, if at all.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #3

    1 Hour 18 Minutes to KO!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Whatever

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #5

    I see that Everton are interested in Soares, so Everton might well end up at Everton!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Sounds like you are calling him that

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #7

    You saying they are all fat because I’m not.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Miles Starforth@milesstarforth

    Kelland Watts and Tom Allan are at Molineux. #nufc

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Any adult bloggers around?

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  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Kelland Watts and Tom Allan are at Molineux

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  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Ron
    snap

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Ron
    Interesting that news, love to see Tom Allan get a run out.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Set a target if he scores or assists so many we have to buy him, because we know he most likely won’t do much, he has done nothing to justify being worth 22 million apart

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #14

    From being English lol*

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #15
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Clarke in the squad as well!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Might be reading it wrong but J’s body language wasn’t one brimming with confidence!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #18

    New bus anytime soon!

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  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #19
  • toonbrother

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #20

    he’s playing hayden at right back? :-0

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #21

    C’mon Neill

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #22

    can’t believe he dropped atsu after his performance at rochdale
    he deserves better treatment than this

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Not getting that line up at all… Left foot dominant at the back, I’m not comfortable with it… I have no idea what kind of system is gonna come off this, I’m usually positive before a game but today I’m very very uneasy… Hope I’m wrong though!

    HWTL’s

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka; Ciaran Clark, Federico Fernández, Paul Dummett, Jetro Willems; Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden; Miguel Almirón, Dwight Gayle, Joelinton.

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Florian Lejeune, Kelland Watts, Matt Ritchie, Tom Allan, Christian Atsu, Andy Carroll.

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Dubravka
    Dummett Fernandez Clark
    Hayden Longstaff Longstaff Willems
    Almirón Gayle
    Joelinton

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Clark, Dummet and Fede work well as a trio
    That’s not my worry
    I worry about Hayden at RB and feel sorry for him RWB is not an easy role to slot into at short notice
    also ,very little creativity in the side

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Almiron wing back?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #28

    He aint going to admit that J isn’t up to it is he, bloody idiot!

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  • davetoon

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Lejeune rightfully dropped

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #30

    And I’d be over the moon if that comment came back and kicked me up the ass, but I don’t see it happening!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Hayden at RWB then? Does good work on the RW when he ventures out there, but how much of that is because of the unexpected element of pushing on from CM into channels. Different when you’re starting out there to get that kind of space. His delivery is usually very good and overlooked.

    Showing himself to be a real asset this season though, most consistent performer and now showing his versatility.

    Joelinton and Gayle will be interesting. Gayle needs a goal as much as Joelinton does.

    Not expecting much, if we can get a point to stop the rot I will be happy.

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  • Doontoon

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #32

    I think a deal for Jarrod Bowen must be dead in the water. Why else would we be looking at paying a similar amount for Lookman, who it appears his club don’t rate (” has not played since October”). I think getting Bowen for £20m is a no brainer judging by his form over the last 2 years.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Hayden a bit suspect in tackles the speed merchants running at him full pelt see a red card on the horizon.

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