Steve Bruce, Newcastle United manager. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The ELEVEN players that could leave Newcastle United before deadline day

It’s looking likely that more players will be departing Newcastle United than coming into the club before deadline day.

By Joe Buck
Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 12:46 pm

Steve Bruce has only added one player to his squad this summer and even that was just making a Joe Willock loan into a permanent move.

However, Bruce has hit-back at claims that the squad are weaker this campaign:

“I don't know, is it weaker? It is the same,” he said.

“I don't think we are any weaker. It is fair to say we have gone with the same squad we finished last season with, which finished really strongly.

“We went all out to get Joe Willock. So that's where we are at the moment. I’d love to bring some more in, but we simply can't.

“We have to get on with it. And hope we are strong enough to better what we did last year.”

Money is tight at St James’s Park this summer and if any permanent deals are to be done, there will have to be sales in order to fund these moves.

Furthermore, United already have a full 25-man squad, including an unprecedented four-goalkeepers, meaning someone will have to be left out if a new player arrives.

So despite huge belief that Newcastle need to improve their squad if they are to avoid being sucked into another relegation battle, it seems as though the reality of the situation dictates they must sell before they buy.

With that in mind, we look at the eleven players that could leave St James’s Park before the transfer deadline at 11pm on Tuesday August 31.

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