Sky Sports’ Pete Graves has told Newcastle fans that he still ‘expects’ us to sign someone on loan before tonight’s 11pm deadline.
Steve Bruce ruled out any more permanent signings in his latest press conference, however we still have a few domestic loan deals available to us – and Graves has named TWO players he thinks we should be looking at.
Here’s what he told NUFC fans asking for his transfer thoughts on Twitter:
“They’ve still got their loan quota to use… I expect they will.
“We’re short at CB and I’d love to see a creative CM brought in.
“I’d go for John Stones and Ruben Loftus Cheek on loan.
“But there will be others available with the top 6 having to trim in the coming days…“
Premier League managers up and down the country will be making some big decisions in the next few days as to who will and won’t make their 25-man squads – so there’ll be several handy players becoming available to sign on loan today.
As for Stones and Loftus-Cheek, they are certainly two players who A) need game time and B) could well be allowed to leave on loan after falling down the pecking order at Man City and Chelsea respectively.
Bruce said after Saturday night’s win over Burnley that he’ll only make a move in the loan market if something “mouthwatering” became available – and Loftus Cheek especially could give us exactly that!