Date: 28th October 2019 at 8:00pm
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Newcastle are reportedly plotting a swoop to sign ’s Reece James and some fans on would be thrilled with the idea of that deal taking place. According to the Sun, is a fan of the 19-year-old right-back, who spent last on at Wigan and has shown an ability to play in the centre of the midfield. It is understood that Bruce will approach Chelsea with an enquiry about James’ availability ahead of January as the youth international may struggle for game-time due to the form of Cesar Azpilicueta. As good as James is, why do Newcastle need him? Bruce already has three right-backs in DeAndre Yedlin, and Emil Krafth, with the latter only arriving on Tyneside in the summer. Newcastle need to strengthen their attacking and midfield areas, not the defence. James is a good player and one that should have been looked at in the summer before Krafth was brought in.

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