Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce wants “one or two” more new players before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday, according to Sky Sports journalist Keith Downie.
The reporter shared what Bruce told him about the Magpies’ transfer plans via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday evening.
It is understood that Bruce wants to welcome a couple of new faces at St James’ Park in the next couple of days regardless of whether or not there are exits.
Busy day at @NUFC Open Day for rights holders. Had a chat with Steve Bruce, who says he’s still hoping to add one or two more players, irrespective of who may leave before Thursday #NUFC pic.twitter.com/P2GnQEay1n
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 6, 2019
Newcastle need at least two new players because at the moment, their squad is short in numbers and quality as they go into the new season. Although Bruce has signed Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin and Jetro Willems, the Magpies are still light of options in their attack and could even do with an extra body in the centre of the midfield. Newcastle’s squad is one that will be tipped for relegation by pundits and fans alike over the coming days and weeks unless Bruce adds to these areas. Hopefully he gets his wish but there’s a chance that Mike Ashley will have stemmed the flow of cash after big-money moves for Joelinton and Saint-Maximin. It’s annoying because this club has huge potential and should be trying to compete against the Evertons, West Hams and Leicesters of the Premier League. Instead they might be battling away with the likes of Norwich, Brighton and Sheffield United.