Newcastle close to finalising loan move for Arsenal defender Rob Holding and expect to wrap up the signing after the centre-back’s involvement in the Community Shield
- Sportsmail revealed Newcastle’s move for defender Rob Holding last week
- Holding was made available with Arsenal signing Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille
- Magpies boss Steve Bruce is looking to add homegrown talent to his squad
Sportsmail revealed Newcastle’s move for the defender last week and the 24-year-old is expected to wrap up the signing after the weekend.
Holding was made available with Arsenal signing Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille.
Newcastle United are close to finalising the loan signing of Rob Holding from Arsenal
The 24-year-old Gunners centre-back is expected to complete his move after the weekend
Steve Bruce is eager to bolster his squad with homegrown signings but has a limited budget.
He is also keen on Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis, Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and free agent Ryan Fraser but will struggle to meet the financial requirements.
Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles was also a target but they will struggle to compete with Wolves who had a £15m offer rejected last week.
Newcastle want a striker desperately with Dwight Gayle out for three to four months.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles was also a target but Newcastle will struggle to compete with Wolves