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Report: Newcastle United want Axel Tuanzebe, Manchester United will only sanction if they land Harry Maguire

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Report: Newcastle United want Axel Tuanzebe, Manchester United will only sanction if they land Harry Maguire

Steve Bruce is keen to reunite with the highly-rated defender.

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce wants to sign Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe, according to the Daily Mail.

It is reported that the Red Devils will only sanction a departure for the 21-year-old if they land Harry Maguire from Leicester City.

Bruce knows he must strengthen his defensive ranks prior to next week’s transfer deadline. He has previously signed the United centre-back during his time in charge of Aston Villa.

The 21-year-old played 30 matches in all competitions for Villa last season, helping the club into the Premier League.

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Newcastle have added Joelinton to their ranks so far this summer and more new arrivals will be expected before the deadline.

The Magpies are ready to pounce should United complete a big-money move for Maguire. The Express reports that Leicester want £90 million in order for a deal to go through.

 

Tuanzebe is likely to only leave Old Trafford on loan. The England under-21 international penned a new deal at United earlier this month.

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Although only a loan signing the arrival of Tuanzebe should give supporters a lift.

A young, English defender arriving would probably delight the club’s supporters, who have spent the majority of the summer disgruntled at club affairs.

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Tuanzebe looks set for a bright future in the professional game. He starred at Villa last season and helped them to the Play-Off Final the season previous.

The youngster is strong in the tackle, good in the air and can pick out a pass, offering something different to Jamaal Lascelles and Fabian Schar who are currently at Newcastle.

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