S
SEARCH
M
SW
/esi/1339/6_A_1_405183_0/index.html?art_id=405183&ESI

Steve Bruce calls for more signings to "take the club forward"

:Headline: Steve Bruce calls for more signings to 'take the club forward': ID:405183: from db_amp
The pair are in excellent form.

Steve Bruce believes more signings like Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron will help Newcastle close the gap to the Premier League's elite.

The Magpies invested what is starting to look like a bargain £16million in French winger Saint-Maximin in August last year around six months after spending £21million on Paraguay international Almiron, and both investments have started to pay handsome dividends.

However, head coach Bruce, who saw £40million striker Joelinton also arrive last summer, knows the gap to the league's big boys is a yawning chasm and that only attracting more players who can make a difference – something which may become somewhat easier if a proposed largely Saudi-funded takeover is approved – will even up the playing field.

He said: "To mix with the elite is difficult these days. The elite are still a long way off.

"For me, we have to take the club forward. We've seen the best of Joe over the last few weeks – he's looked more accomplished in a wide role and given me more food for thought – Almiron and Allan... we have to keep adding that bit of quality.

"Make no mistake, they are the ones who make the difference."

Newcastle, who face West Ham on Sunday, had been relatively modest spenders under current owner Mike Ashley until he sanctioned a club record move for Brazilian Joelinton, building instead around a core of players in the likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey, who helped the club fight its way back into the top flight.

Bruce said: "They've been here three or four years. For me, they epitomise the club. They know the club, what it's like, they know the demands of what it takes to play here at Newcastle.

"The club needs that nucleus. It's important that you keep it. How often do you see a club that gets promoted from the Championship and, all of a sudden, the team that's got you there is dismantled very, very quickly?

"All of a sudden you can get yourself in a mess. I think it's important with the core players here that we tap into that core.

"Certainly the team who got the club into the Premier League three years ago is still here, still playing and still rightly being rewarded with new contracts."

amp_article_405183 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2020-07-04 22:02:27:
html db last update - 2020-08-10 22:49:26 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html

Click here for more stories about Miguel Almiron

Click here for more stories about Newcastle United

Share this article now:
Show comments
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd391813867373067
4Chelsea392061370571366
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Arsenal381414105648856
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Everton401411154858-1053
12Southampton38157165160-952
13Crystal Palace391210173350-1746
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford38810203664-2834
RNorwich CityNorwich3956282677-5121
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd391813867373067
4Chelsea392061370571366
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Arsenal381414105648856
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Everton401411154858-1053
12Southampton38157165160-952
13Crystal Palace391210173350-1746
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford38810203664-2834
RNorwich CityNorwich3956282677-5121
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.