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Steve Bruce would be heading for an unforgivable mistake in looking for a move for Manchester United defender Brandon Williams to join Newcastle in January.
Which is the word?
According to The Shields Gazette, the Magpies and Red Devils agreed on the framework for a midseason loan deal that will see Williams move to St. Louis. James’ Park for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
Manchester United’s club bosses have given the England Under-21 team permission to leave Old Trafford on a temporary deal after falling from grace following the summer arrival of Alex Telles and the form of Luke Shaw.
Should Newcastle sign Williams from Man Utd on loan?
Yeah it’s better than Lewis
No it’s not good enough
Newcastle may still face more competition for the signing of Williams with a deal yet to be signed and ratified, but is currently leading the line with Southampton as Bruce struggles to secure competition for Jamal Lewis and Matt Ritchie.
Lewis has fought at times as Bruce’s first-choice left-back since his £ 15 million arrival in the summer, and could face a fight for his position with former Eintracht Frankfurt loan, Jetro Willems, with the Dutchman who is also under consideration.
One step in the wrong direction
Newcastle moving to sign Williams on loan would cause Bruce to head for an unforgivable mistake, as the £ 65,000 per week The prospect would be a step in the wrong direction compared to Lewis despite the former Norwich City winger’s struggles at St. James’ Park.
Williams would arrive at Tyneside without being completely fit, having played only six minutes of Premier League football so far this season, plus two brief appearances in the Europa League and appearances in the opening rounds of the Carabao Cup in September.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not named the 10 million pounds sterling talent on a league team since early December, despite comparing the 20-year-old to Gary Neville last year.
“I think he’s been absolutely outstanding since he came in, every challenge we’ve put in front of him he’s tackled head-on. He’s only 19 years old, he made 10 or 11 starts, but it reminds me a lot of Gary Neville’s mindset, ”Solskjaer said, via quotes from the Manchester evening news.
Williams would have to show great promise in training to get ahead of Lewis in Bruce’s pecking order if he is signed, as the youngster’s efforts last season were rarely at a higher level than Newcastle has seen in his signing. summer this period.
Williams’ creativity came from 0.3 shots and 0.8 key balls as he played 27.4 accurate passes and delivered 0.2 accurate crosses per game in the Premier League last season, according to SofaScore. Defensively, he also made 1.2 successful tackles, 0.9 interceptions, won 3.6 games, and was dribbled more than 1.2 times.
Lewis, meanwhile, has averaged 0.3 shots and 0.6 key balls per game in the top flight since the 22-year-old joined from Norwich, while playing 18.5 accurate passes, 0.8 accurate crosses, hitting 1.4 successful tackles, 0.5 interceptions, winning 3.1 game wins and being dribbled passed 0.9 times.
And in other news, Steve Bruce is eager to sign a ‘fantastic’ brute with a £ 15.5 million rating for Newcastle United…