It’s all gone a bit quiet on the transfer front with just two days remaining in the window. With the takeover saga claiming all the headlines, the fact that Newcastle really could do with some more additions this month should not be put on the back burner.
The Northern Echo have a report that Bruce is still working to bring in some new faces before Friday’s deadline.
The player that has become his top target is Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to this report. It also claims that the former-Sunderland defender is now open to a move back to the North East with Newcastle. Rose spent the 2012-13 season on loan with Sunderland.
With the season-ending injuries to Paul Dummett and Jetro Willems, Bruce has turned his attentions to prioritizing the addition of a left-back rather than a striker.
However, Bruce still wants to bring in another striker according to this report. It asserts that Bruce is closely monitoring Olivier Giroud’s situation with Chelsea.
Newcastle had made an inquiry to Chelsea for Giroud earlier this month but were immediately rebuffed.
The 34-year-old has his sights on a move to Inter Milan, but that seems off the cards at the moment. Though Tottenham are said to considering making a move for the Frenchman.
Tottenham Hotspur are in conversations with Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, with Inter Milan now only offering him a deal for June, according to Gianluca di Marzio https://t.co/xsiT5AWeNp
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The Northern Echo states that Giroud would like to get at least an 18-month contract if he leaves Chelsea this month. That would seemingly rule out a move to Newcastle.
However, if nothing else materializes, then maybe Newcastle can get the striker on loan this month. Giroud will want to get minutes on the pitch for the remainder of this season to ensure a place with France for this summer’s European Championships.
Newcastle have done well in getting both Nabil Bentaleb and Valentino Lazaro on loan this month. It looks like any other business is heading right down to the wire.