As explained below by The Telegraph’s North-East reporter, Bruce is still trying to bring in fresh faces – but he admits that FOUR players may have to leave the club in order to make space for new arrivals.
These include Christian Atsu, Henri Saivet, Rolando Aarons and DeAndre Yedlin, with Bruce is hoping to receive offers for all of the above in a bid to ‘realistically’ bring in a few loan signings later this month:
We certainly a need another striker – with this being an area that soon lacks goals and reliable options (Carroll and Gayle rarely stay fit and Joelinton isn’t a no.9) if you take our new £20m man Callum Wilson out of the equation.
Also, with Fabian Schar out of favour (and injured), Paul Dummett also sidelined with a reoccurring hamstring issue and Florian Lejeuene leaving on loan, it’s easy to see why Bruce is eager to land another centre-back after a deal for Arsenal’s Rob Holding stalled.
Hopefully the outcasts up for sale – as well as the isolated Achraf Lazaar – are able to find new teams where they are guaranteed first team football, not that it’ll be easy to move a few of them on while they remain under contract and earning good money at NUFC.
They’re financial burdens to Newcastle and are hampering our freedom in the transfer market.