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Newcastle’s side got WORSE this summer with the signing of Joe Willock, as Steve Bruce’s side warned they were “flirting with danger”


Newcastle’s squad are weaker than last season, with the club set to stop signing before the window closes on Tuesday.

Joe Willock was the only addition to Steve Bruce’s squad as he moved his loan from Arsenal to a permanent £ 25million transfer.

Willock cost Newcastle £ 25million
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The lack of signings from owner Mike Ashley this summer has been a source of frustration for fans.

The Magpies have started the season badly with just one point taken in their first three Premier League games, leaving them 17th and one point above the relegation zone.

It’s an all too familiar position for the Magpies, and talkSPORT has been told that Steve Bruce’s side likely won’t get any reinforcements until at least January.

North East talkSPORT reporter Graham Courtney told Hawksbee and Jacobs on deadline day: ‘I’m scared for Newcastle fans the word is there will be nothing at all .

“The only story that won’t go away is Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury, she keeps coming and going. A decision that I thought was a good one for him, he is 23 and only made four Premier League starts last season.

“Newcastle were really on the verge of bringing him in last January, but it failed.

Newcastle’s side got WORSE this summer with the signing of Joe Willock, as Steve Bruce’s side warned they were “flirting with danger”
Bruce has to work with a worse team than last season, talkSPORT was told
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“Newcastle have two loan spots available from Premier League clubs, although a permanent deal isn’t on the cards it’s the one that fits pretty well.

“But it looks like Joe Willock will be the only addition to the squad.

“If so, keeping in mind Andy Carroll, Matty Longstaff, Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune, players like that are gone.

“Newcastle are struggling, but you have to say their team are now weaker than they were last season, which doesn’t bode well at all.

“The problem with Newcastle, slowly but surely over the years, is that their team is getting weaker and weaker and they keep getting away with it.

“Okay, they went down and Rafa [Benitez] brought them up. Newcastle are flirting with danger here.

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