Newcastle United will now consider offers for Sean Longstaff, Fabian Schar, Ciaran Clark and Jeff Hendrick in a desperate attempt to claw back funds, according to The Daily Mail.
Despite moving on plenty deadwood this summer and recouping a small transfer fee for Florian Lejeune, the report suggests that our 25-man squad will need to be cut down if Bruce is to secure new arrivals.
Joe Willock’s £25million arrival was a huge positive for NUFC fans last week, but The Mail claim that deals between now and the August 31st deadline could rely on a couple of outgoings.
Toon supporters may be scratching their heads at this news as they have scratched over £200k-a-week off the wage bill – via exits for Muto, Saivet, Atsu, Carroll, Lejeune and more – as well as received a £5million windfall from Adam Armstrong’s transfer from Blackburn to Southampton.
Sean Longstaff was left out of Bruce’s starting 11 last Sunday, while Fabian Schar’s future remains in doubt after links with a return to Germany earlier this summer.
Clark started on Sunday and struggled badly, while Hendrick must now be behind four of five other CM’s in our squad following the arrival of Joe Willock.