Newcastle’s January Transfer Deadline Day Targets Hints At What Is To Come In The Tummer Window
Newcastle’s January transfer deadline day targets hints at what is to come in the summer window.
Joe Willock is set to arrive on Tyneside and it hints at what is to come this summer at Newcastle United. Newcastle United’s January transfer deadline day pursuit of Joe Willock and Hamza Choudhury hint at what is to come in the summer – the arrival of a box to box midfielder.
It is something that Bruce has long courted – the ill- fated chase of Boubakary Soumarae in January 2020 an example of how far back the problem emerged. United simply do no have legs in the side – someone who can get up and down the field and dictate play in the middle of the park. This has been abundantly clear this season as many opposition teams have been allowed too much time and space by the midfielders.
Even before the arrival of Willock, Bruce has five midfielders to choose from but none of them offer the complete package nor really compliment one and other.
Jonjo Shelvey while creative, lacks pace and work rate, Jeff Hendrick has yet to impress since his summer move, the Longstaff Brothers have failed to the heights expected of them and Isaac Hayden whilst a rock defensively looks lost anywhere near the opponent’s box. Is Willock the answer? Arguably not – he’s not the most creative but does add the legs the current United midfield lacks.