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Report: Newcastle were offered seven players during final weeks of window

Seven players were offered to Newcastle United in the last weeks of the window, according to the Telegraph.

The Magpies failed with moves for Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury and Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara. However, there were also five other players in a bid to strengthen the squad.

As well as Choudhury and Kamara, the outfit could have signed Axel Tuanzebe, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, £110k-per-week Hector Bellerin, Harry Winks and Mason Holgate.

Steve Bruce’s side only made one signing during the transfer window – Joe Willock from the Gunners. The England youth international joined for a fee in excess of £20m.

As a result, the relationship between Bruce and Mike Ashley is allegedly at its lowest point, according to the publication.

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Failure to sign more players could condemn Newcastle to relegation

After the permanent signing of Willock, Newcastle will be competing with the same squad as they ended last season.

It is far from ideal for Bruce, who would have been praying for more additions.

Last term was a struggle for the Magpies.

If it was not a moment of quality from the former Arsenal man, it almost never ended up in a goal from January onwards.

The overreliance on the midfielder was stark and highlighted the inbalance in the Newcastle squad.

Bruce’s demands for more players were not met, so the side must carry on.

However, after such a poor start to the new season, the lack of quality was so obvious.

Why did the club not dip into the market? Ashley may well have condemned Newcastle to another relegation after failing to sign more players.

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