The Chronicle have an exclusive that Steve Bruce has been handed a competitive transfer kitty this month and will now look to bring in as many as three new players.
During his press conferences lately, Bruce has been conservative in his transfer ambitions. Often speaking of having one or two ‘plates spinning.’
However, with injuries to Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett looking to be quite serious, Bruce may now have to consider bringing in a left wing-back this month.
There have been rumblings that Bruce wants a striker, wide player, and a box to box midfielder added to his ranks this month. The striker situation seems to be the one that could be the most problematic as there just aren’t many quality ones available.
The Telegraph even mentioned that Newcastle might make a move for Napoli striker Fernando Llorente as a short-term solution to the striker problem.
The 34-year-old just joined Napoli from Tottenham this past summer but has only 4 starts in all competitions this season.
There is another strange report that Newcastle have been knocked back in an approach for Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 22-year-old injured Matt Ritchie with a rash challenge in August and also had a bit of a war of words with Bruce in the press afterward.
Newcastle were said to be in contact with the representatives of Standard Liege left-back Nicolas Gavory recently. Another left wing-back we’ve been tracking in recent months is QPR’s Ryan Manning.
As of right now, however, it looks like Valentino Lazaro is the player Newcastle is working hard to get in. He’s on the bench today as Inter Milan are facing Lecce.
Of course, how many players Steve Bruce can bring in this month is also going to depend on how many he can shift out.
We’re not sure about the situation with Jetro’s loan deal if he has a cruciate injury. However, if he does, his squad spot could become available.
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