Steve Bruce forces Newcastle United transfer 'rethink' on deadline day as club pursues two deals
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The club, which has signed 19-year-old forward Santiago Munoz on an 18-month loan from Santos Laguna, all but ended its pursuit of Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury earlier today.
Newcastle, having signed 21-year-old midfielder Joe Willock from Arsenal in a £20million deal earlier this month, made it known that their business would be concluded following the arrival of Munoz, who will join the club’s Under-23 squad.
However, the Daily Telegraph report that the club has since “revived” its interest Choudhury – and is also trying to sign Olympique Marseille’s 21-year-old midfielder Boubcar Kamara, who can play in defence.
Leicester were reportedly asking for “too much” for a loan fee for Choudhury, and the 23-year-old trained as normal today. There has since been a “rethink” following “late pressure" from Bruce, according to the report.