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Report: Newcastle to beat Leeds and West Ham to Matthew Bondswell move

The window may be closed, but Newcastle United may be about to receive a transfer boost, with The Telegraph reporting that the Magpies have beaten Leeds United and West Ham to the signature of Matthew Bondswell.

The Telegraph reports that the 18-year-old is a free agent after leaving RB Leipzig. It is claimed that he wanted to return to England almost three years after he left Nottingham Forest.

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And it seems that a host of Premier League clubs were keen on offering the left-back a fresh challenge.

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle, Leeds and West Ham were all interested in the teenager.

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But it is Steve Bruce’s men who are set to win the race. The report claims that an agreement is now in place, with Bondswell initially set to link up with the Magpies’ under-23s.

It looks to be a major coup for Newcastle to land Bondswell. Magpies fans do not need to be told that their situation is currently looking bleak.

They are only one point clear of the bottom three and have taken two points from their last four. And they have seemingly seen off competition from two sides much higher up the table.

Signing Bondswell may not have a huge impact on Newcastle’s fortunes this season. But it does look to be a very good piece of business at a time when the supporters would probably take any positive they can get.

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