Newcastle United are still very much intent on doing a lot of business on transfer deadline day according to journalist Graeme Bailey.
The Magpies have been one of the quieter Premier League clubs in this summer transfer window, with their only significant signing being that of Joe Willock on a permanent basis from Arsenal.
However, Bailey has now claimed that Steve Bruce’s side have their iron in several fires heading into the final few hours of deadline day, talking to numerous clubs about several players.
He tweeted: “Newcastle are talking to Tottenham about Cameron Carter Vickers. They have also not given up on Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury. And the club have engaged with Chelsea about more than one player. Be surprised if Newcastle don’t get any loans by tonight.”
If the Magpies could get at least a couple of additions into their squad before the transfer window shuts tonight, then it would put some gloss over what has been a rather disappointing summer as a whole.
The fact the Tyneside club have only brought in Willock and have also said goodbye to a number of fringe players means that there really is a question about how and where Bruce’s team have actually improved – something that The Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards was quick to discuss on Twitter.
He said: “By my reckoning #nufc are only club in Premier League whose squad has not been strengthened from the end of last season… yes the permanent signing of Willock after loan is a positive but with Carroll and others gone, squad overall weaker than it was in May. Why?”
It’s exactly why Bailey’s latest update that the Magpies are talking to several clubs, including the likes of Spurs, Leicester and Chelsea, about a number of players is something which will surely delight the Toon Army.
The more new signings the merrier, and ultimately the necessary, at St James’ Park. Getting more than just the one player in on deadline day would go a long way to improving Bruce’s 2021/22 squad from the one he had last season.