Reports: Bruce wants five signings, Welbeck offered to Newcastle

Newcastle United Head Coach Steve Bruce during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at Hongkou Football Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Shanghai,...

Newcastle United have been offered the chance to sign Danny Welbeck.

Newcastle United Head Coach Steve Bruce during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at Hongkou Football Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Shanghai,...

According to The Chronicle, Danny Welbeck has been offered to Newcastle United on a free transfer as Steve Bruce pursues five new signings.

Additionally, The Northern Echo note that Bruce wants two strikers as well as a winger, central midfielder and full back as those five signings.

One signing will be Hoffenheim attacker Joelinton, but Bruce appears to have a plan in mind for his next signings, with Andy Carroll one option for his attacking options.

 

Another appears to be Welbeck though, with the Magpies seemingly considering a free agent attacker given that they're spending so much on Joelinton.

Welbeck, 28, is a free agent having left Arsenal on June 30th. The former Manchester United ace hasn't played since suffering a major ankle injury in November, and with no pre-season under his belt, he may be playing catch-up.

However, he already has an existing relationship with Bruce. Welbeck joined Bruce at Sunderland in 2010, and notched six goals in 26 Premier League games.

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal gives a thumbs up during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

A reunion may be somewhat appealing to Welbeck, who will be keen to get a new club ahead of the Premier League season, and heading back up to the North East makes some sense.

His wages would likely be high, but at least Newcastle would be able to save funds for other positions, with Bruce aiming to beef up his squad with additions in defence, midfield and attack.

General view of the Newcastle United sign during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on February 11, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

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