Bruce To Keep Player He’s Pursued In The Past

Steve Bruce has come out today and said that Newcastle will look to keep Dwight Gayle this season. So it looks like we may not be adding another striker as has been speculated.

This is what Mark Douglas has tweeted concerning Dwight Gayle and his future with the club.

Steve also added that he thinks the squad has enough cover in the striker department.

The five forwards that Steve is talking about are Joelinton, Almiron, Muto, Saint-Maximin, and Gayle. These are the five players that will fight it out for the two striker positions that Bruce has used throughout this preseason.

The issue we see is that only Joelinton provides a physical presence out of these five. If he goes down, that could leave a massive whole in the squad. We would prefer that Bruce look to move Gayle on and bring in another out and out striker who has a little more presence about them.

We would also like to see him bring in Andy Carroll as a free agent once he is deemed fit. Andy could provide that physical presence especially if brought on late in games.

While Gayle is a natural finisher, he has never really shown that he can do it in the Premier League. Though to be fair he has never had a long run of games to prove that the can. If the club are not going to bring in another forward then we suppose it is sensible to keep Dwight at Newcastle.

Bruce does maintain that the club is still active in the transfer market with things still “bubbling”. He also stated that there is a new deal for Isaac Hayden in the works, which is excellent news.

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