Steve Bruce has revealed his transfer plans for Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb and Valentino Lazaro as the Newcastle United trio are set to go back to their respective clubs following their loan spells from Tottenham Hotspur, FC Schalke 04 and Inter Milan respectively.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Tyneside club’s last game of the 2019/20 season at home against the Premier League champions at St. James’ Park, Bruce (via Chris Waugh) said that “I’ll sit down with Lee”, referring of course to Lee Charnley as they look to discuss whether to put in offers to sign them on a permanent deal.
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The former Manchester United central defender also commented on whether he would be looking to sign a centre-back, but he seemed to play that down by saying that they have six already.
Bruce on Lazaro, Rose & Bentaleb: "No decisions have been made yet. We'll see. I'll sit down with Lee after season finishes to see. The 3 have helped us in different ways. We have to see what their respective clubs want as well. We'll see what sort of money they want" #NUFC #LFC
— Chris Waugh (@ChrisDHWaugh) July 24, 2020
Nevertheless, the futures of Rose, Bentaleb and Lazaro remain uncertain at this particular moment in time. The trio have made 33 appearances in total between them in the top flight so far in this campaign, showing that they have played a key part, and so Bruce may wish to sign all three on a permanent basis providing that he is given the funds to do it.
Indeed, this could be helped if the proposed takeover in the North East is approved by England’s highest division, as they are likely to have a lot more money potentially at their disposal for when the summer transfer window opens.
However, everything is all speculation up until this point in time, and until the prospective £300 million deal between Mike Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group is given the green light by the league, it is unclear as to whether the Magpies would be able to afford to sign all three permanently if they wanted to.
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