Steve Bruce is reportedly now pushing for Newcastle United to sign Hamza Choudhury before the summer transfer window shuts.
The Lowdown: Choudhury linked
Choudhury has been linked with a potential move to St. James’ Park from Leicester City throughout this window, as North East football journalist Liam Kennedy claimed last week that he expects them to up their interest in the central midfield player after the signing of Joe Willock on a permanent deal from Arsenal.
Should Newcastle sign Choudhury?
However, with less than two weeks remaining of the window to go, the Tyneside club may have to step up their pursuit over the next few days.
The Latest: Bruce pushing
As per The Daily Mail, Bruce is now pushing to try and sign Choudhury, who is open to a move in order to try and get more regular game time.
The former Aston Villa and Sunderland manager believes that he would make a ‘huge difference’ to his team because of his ‘industry’ and ‘combative nature’.
The Verdict: Sign
The Magpies could do with bolstering up the squad before the window closes, and Choudhury would give Bruce another viable option in the middle of the park.
The Englishman has plenty of experience of playing in the Premier League and at 23 years of age, still has a lot of potential to fulfil.
His £61,000-per-week wages may have to be negotiated down in order to make the move to the Toon, but nonetheless he would be a smart buy – if he can offer the combative presence Bruce believes he can, it would allow the likes of Joe Willock to flourish higher up the pitch.
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