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Steve Bruce keen on a marquee signing at Newcastle

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Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is looking to bring in a marquee signing during the summer transfer window.

According to Football Insider, Bruce could spend his entire budget on one star signing.

The Magpies will then look to take advantage of the free-agent market and pull off loan deals to strengthen their squad.

Bruce is aiming to plug the gaps in Newcastle’s squad and help them push for a top-half finish next season.

Newcastle will need to improve defensively and add more depth to the attacking areas. A quality winger and a striker are amongst their priorities.

Star players like Allan Saint-Maximin have been linked with a move away from the club, but Bruce will hope to convince the 24-year-old to stay beyond this summer.

SL View: Bruce must look to sign Willock

Newcastle signed Joe Willock on loan from Arsenal during the January transfer window, and the 21-year-old scored eight goals in 14 appearances for the Magpies.

The young midfielder has been linked with a permanent move to Newcastle, and he could be the marquee signing Bruce is looking to pull off in the next few weeks.

Newcastle definitely need to add more goals to their midfield, and Willock would be sensational addition.

He is well-settled at the club and could make an immediate impact next season.

Willock is likely to improve with experience and could be a star for Newcastle over the next few years.

Read: Newcastle eyeing up bargain move for French midfielder.