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Since his arrival at St James’ Park last summer, Steve Bruce has been at the center of criticism. However, the Newcastle boss managed to imrpove the squad during his managerial time, despite their 13th place in the Premier League table.
The Magpies reached the FA Cup quarter-finals that makes huge sense.
Both Bruce and the club supporters will probably want to see their favorite team making more progress after the football games suspension due to coronavirus outbreak. This process is also connected with the club’s transfer policy that could help to make some vital changes in the squad.
It is possible, that Steve Bruce will want to strengthen the defence by bringing a fresh player into the squad. Manchester United’s Phil Jones may become that option should the centre-back’s transfer materialise.
Danny Rose has his loan deal ended during the summer transfer window. However, Tottenham have told Newcaslte they could sign the defender permanently, with Jose Mourinho having no plans with him. So Rose will likely to fill the left wing-back if the Magpies decide to keep him at the club.
Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch has recently been targeted by Steve Bruce’s side. His playing style could be perfectly combined with the more creative Jonjo Shelvey’s.
The club boss will also try to keep Miguel Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton in his first XI with the help of financial expences. Almiron and Saint-Maximin could occupy the flanks, while Joelinton will fill the centre.