Newcastle United are eyeing a late transfer window swoop for Rangers star Glen Kamara.
The Magpies have only managed to bring in Joe Willock from Arsenal on a permanent deal, and Steve Bruce appeared to pour cold water on any significant new incomings in the remainder of the summer transfer window.
He said: “If there is a loan deal (possible for a player) who can help us that is what we will try and do. But, as for bringing in somebody permanently, I can say that is probably not going to happen.
“There is still a little bit of work to do but it has been difficult for all the clubs all summer. I have never known it so quiet and difficult for a lot of clubs with finances.”
But now, TEAMtalk claim that the Tyneside club are showing an interest in Kamara, with West Ham, Leeds and Wolves also said to be keeping close tabs on his situation.
Given the question marks over the futures of the Longstaff brothers, a new midfielder would be a major addition to Bruce’s options. And in Kamara, they will be getting someone who has just recently won the Scottish Premiership, and has played in the Europa League too.
His former manager at Dundee, Neil McCann, said: “He looks small but he’s strong and he’s a playmaker. When Rangers signed Glen, I sat there thinking he would smash it. Glen will end up back in the English Premier League. I’ve no doubts about that.”
“He isn’t a big, physical lad but he’s made of iron and really strong. I knew immediately that he could handle the ball under pressure and not give it away, so he was perfect. He’s a special talent. He’s lightning-quick but he doesn’t show it. He’s a player who takes instruction well.”
The 34-cap international could be exactly what Newcastle need in the midfield, and with McCann saying he will end up back in the top-flight – he was once on the books at Arsenal – St James’ Park could be an ideal destination for him.
And, given what Bruce has said about how the club’s financial struggles would see new signings be difficult to make, the latest news on Kamara is sure to have fans buzzing.