Steve Bruce reveals the area he wants to strengthen in January's transfer window

Steve Bruce has revealed the area he feels needs strengthening at Newcastle United.

Saturday, 9th November 2019, 5:00 am

There is some money available to spend, though the club could first look at the loan market, and Bruce – who insisted that he had the final say on transfers after succeeding Rafa Benitez at the club – believes that the club is a “little short in midfield”.

“We have six centre-backs, three right-backs, but are a little bit short in midfield areas,” said United's head coach. “So we’ll have a little look at that, and you’re always looking to add that bit of quality, wherever it is, and see if we can add.”

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Newcastle were yesterday linked with Granit Xhaka, who has been stripped of the captaincy at Arsenal. The midfielder could leave the club in January.

Steve Bruce.