In recent comments made to talkSPORT, Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce discussed the Magpies’ reported January interest in Joshua King.
Recent reports have linked Newcastle with a January move for the £9.9 million-rated ‘outstanding‘ Bournemouth striker, who is said to be ‘desperate’ for a move back to the Premier League following the Cherries’ relegation from the top flight last season.
However, according to Bruce, his side have no interest in making a move for the Norway international this month, as the 60-year-old said “at the top end of the pitch, we’ve invested a lot of money, so no, we’re okay in that area.”
Do Newcastle need to bring in a striker?
Transfer Tavern Take
While it may be true that Newcastle have spent big on incoming attackers over the past few seasons, such as the £20.03 million deal for Callum Wilson, the £39.6 million outlay on Joelinton and paying Andy Carroll a reported £75,000 per week after signing him on a free transfer, the fact remains that, so far this season, the club’s second-highest league goalscorer after Wilson, is Jeff Hendrick, who has just two goals to his name.
As such, it would seem as if the money spent on attackers over recent windows, with the expectation of Wilson, has been done so poorly – as can be seen by their distinct lack of goal returns – which would render Bruce’s argument that the club do not need to strengthen in that area somewhat redundant.
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