Report: Bruce asked Ashley about signing 22-year-old player at transfer meeting

Ademola Lookman of England during a training session at Vitality Stadium on March 25, 2019 in Bournemouth, England.

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is targeting new additions over the January transfer window.

Ademola Lookman of RB Leipzig gestures during the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and RB Leipzig at Schwarzwald-Stadion on October 26, 2019 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

According to a report in the Northern Echo, Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce asked Mike Ashley about Ademola Lookman during their meeting earlier this week.

Newcastle have been tracking RB Leipzig winger, Lookman, for the whole of the January transfer window so far.

However, Newcastle are struggling to agree a deal with the German side.

The Magpies want to take Lookman on loan, but at the moment Leipzig have no desire to make such a transfer. 

 

The Bundesliga outfit would be more willing to let Lookman leave on a permanent deal for £22.5 million, and Bruce reportedly wanted to know whether he would have the funds to complete the transfer.

Bruce is keen on Lookman, as he feels the young winger could really have something to offer Newcastle’s attack.

Ademola Lookman of Everton during the Everton v Kariobangi Sharks Pre-Season Friendly Match on July 7, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Newcastle could opt to change system if Lookman was to arrive, with Miguel Almiron playing in a more central role, and Allan Saint-Maximin charging down the other wing, in a trio behind a lone striker.

Bruce is thought to be keen on making additions in the coming weeks, as Newcastle are not entirely out of trouble yet.

Although the Magpies are in a mid-table spot as things stand, Bruce is keen to bring in an injection of quality to ensure his team do not drop into a relegation battle.

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