A big piece on the Toon transfer front has emerged from The Mail, revealing three Premier League players being eyed up for a late loan moves to Newcastle United.
The report states that Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury is Steve Bruce’s ‘priority’ – the combative midfielder who almost arrived in January – while Tottenham’s Harry Winks is another we are looking at after hearing he could become available in the final week of the transfer window.
Another name mentioned in the piece is Man Utd’s forgotten man Phil Jones. The 29-year-old is someone Bruce ‘likes’, but fitness concerns along with our preference to sign a younger centre back could see us look elsewhere.
We still have TWO domestic loan slots to use up, however The Mail do insist that outgoings will be key to accommodate new signings.
Matty Longstaff is edging close to a temporary move to the second tier, while Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden appear to have received interest – although this has coincided with Jonjo Shelvey being ruled out for a month with another calf injury.
Elsewhere, Simon Jones’ piece states that Mexican striker Santiago Munoz looks set to sign ‘this week’.
The highly-rated 19-year-old is expected to link up with our U23 squad, but could be one to watch over the coming season.
Here’s a snippet from the piece itself:
Newcastle have already spent heavily on a deal for Arsenal’s Joe Willock and are expected to add 19-year-old forward Santiago Munoz from Santos Laguna this week.
Bruce has limited spaces available in his 25-man Premier League squad so knows he must move some out to accommodate new signings.
Bruce is keen to bring in players with Premier League experience, but he can only bring in two loans. Choudhury is his priority, but he is also interested in a move for Winks who could be made available on loan this week.
Newcastle have interest in Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden but have Jonjo Shelvey out for a month with a calf injury.
Bruce also likes Jones at United but there are obvious reservations about his fitness record and whether a younger centre-back elsewhere would be a better option.