Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce could dip into the free agent market. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The free agents Newcastle United could still sign ahead of Premier League deadline

Newcastle United still have time to dip into the free agent market ahead of submitting their 25-man Premier League squad by the end of the week.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 5:03 pm

Magpies fans were left angry and frustrated at their club’s lack of summer transfer business – which was later defended – with Joe Willock the only signing to arrive.

Steve Bruce, who attempted to sign Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury on deadline day, shifted the likes of Andy Carroll, Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune, Yoshinori Muto and Henri Saivet off the wage bill.

As a result, Bruce’s squad is lacking serious depth. The United head coach is expected to name just 21 outfield players in his 25-man squad with four goalkeepers set to be included.

Although the transfer window shut is until January, there are a number of experienced out-of-contract players waiting to be snapped up.

Here, we pick out the standout names that Bruce could turn to before confirming his 25-man squad to the EPL:

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