The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has claimed that Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce will look to sign ‘one or two’ players in January.
The Magpies chief came in late last summer, but was still able to sort the signings of the likes of Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin and Emil Krafth.
Now, Nixon believes he will try to add even more: “Scoring goals now,” he wrote of Newcastle on his personal Twitter account on Saturday.
“Think there will be three teams worse. Expect a signing or two in Jan. Bruce will push for it.”
This is interesting, isn’t it? You wouldn’t have thought that Newcastle would really have too much money to spend having forked a club record fee on Joelinton and a pretty substantial sum on Saint-Maximin as well last summer. Bruce is always going to want some quality new players, as all head coaches do, and so he will no doubt request some fun new additions come the New Year. Whether Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley will acquiesce to his demands is another thing, and it may depend on where the team are in the table come January. If they look relatively safe then they might decide that they don’t need to open their wallets and bring new players in. However, if they are struggling then they may feel they have to fork out. As for Nixon’s claim that there will be three teams worse than the Magpies this season, it’s certainly starting to look like that. Norwich City, Southampton, possibly Brighton & Hove Albion or Watford may all be worse teams than Bruce’s side.