Newcastle make move for Watford midfielder – Deal ‘would come within Bruce’s budget’ – Alan Nixon

According to Alan Nixon, Newcastle have contacted Watford over the potential signing of Will Hughes.

He reports that a deal for the midfielder ‘would come within Bruce’s budget’, suggesting he’s a realistic target and player we’re now looking to bring St James’ Park this summer.

Hughes – a former England U21 – was linked with a move to Tyneside during his time with Derby County, but ended up sealing an £8m move to Vicarage Road back in 2017.

Here’s what Nixon, a chief reporter for The Sun, has had to say about our interest this afternoon:

Hughes scored two goals from midfield in 30 Championship games last season, where he helped the Hornets earn immediate promotion back to the Premier League.

Could this be a sign we’ve not got the funds to bring Joe Willock back on a permanent deal? I hope not, but Hughes is a similar player based on his box-to-box style in the middle of the park.

He’s a tidy, energetic player who’d add to our squad, however it makes you wonder where this would leave the Willock deal and the likes of Sean and Matty Longstaff – two players who saw their game time suffer last season following the arrival of Jeff Hendrick.

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5 thoughts on “Newcastle make move for Watford midfielder – Deal ‘would come within Bruce’s budget’ – Alan Nixon

  1. Fake news…..Hughes won’t be going anywhere unless for huge money. Just because Watford have strengthened their midfield and elsewhere doesn’t mean they intend selling their best players. Newcastle wouldn’t be the most stable club to appeal even if he wanted to leave which he doesn’t.

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  2. That plus the fact he is not good enough for prem lge,If this is the standard were chasing we are doomed

    Malcolm John Ford:
    Fake news…..Hughes won’t be going anywhere unless for huge money. Just because Watford have strengthened their midfield and elsewhere doesn’t mean they intend selling their best players. Newcastle wouldn’t be the most stable club to appeal even if he wanted to leave which he doesn’t.

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  3. Dreadful idea. A bang average championship player, no longer young so not improving. Certainly not an upgrade on either of the Longstaffs.
    We should do what is needed to land Joe Willock. I know the takeover is a mirage, but do we have to scrape the barrel?
    If we need to gamble, go with youth.

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  4. No hope, Hughes is a star player at Watford and now back in the Prem will want 30-40m as are not wanting to sell

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  5. Covers a lot of ground. But I dont think has that many assists and few goals !

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