Bruce reveals “quality player” NUFC are now trying to sign after Lazaro & Bentaleb deals

Steve Bruce has dropped a big hint that he’s trying to bring Tottenham outcast Danny Rose to the club in the final week of the transfer window.

The NUFC boss has called the England left-back a “class act” and “quality player” in his press conference this morning, stating “whether it’s possible, who knows?” when asked about the 29-year-old’s potential arrival at St James’ Park.

This comes after a deal for Valentino Lazaro was confirmed by Bruce this morning, with him revealing that he should sign before 12pm – meaning he will be available to play in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie vs Oxford.

Here’s what Bruce has had to say about a potential move for Rose:

I think you know me by now. It would be wrong for me to sit and talk about other people’s players but, look, he is a quality player and a class act.

“Whether it’s possible, who knows?”

“Since the moment I’ve walked through the door, I’ve had nothing but support. Here’s another couple of signings.

“We hope we’re not finished yet and if the right one becomes available, we will try and act because we are short in certain areas.”

As Mark Douglas reports, ‘financial demands’ could be an issue, with the player almost certain to be on big wages at Spurs.

He’s also nearing 30 – and we all know Mike Ashley’s reluctance to sign players over the age of 26.

That said, Ashley has backed Bruce so far and it seems we have a chance of pulling this one off – although it remains to be seen if it would be a loan or permanent deal.

One to watch over the final 7 days of the transfer window?

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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