Newcastle United plotting double transfer raid on Arsenal

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According to recent reports, Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United are plotting a double transfer swoop on Premier League rivals Arsenal, which could also include a holding midfielder alongside attacker Joe Willock.

That’s according to a recent report from The Athletic, who claims the Magpies are not only keen to re-sign Willock following his successful short-term loan last season, they’re also weighing up the possibility of loaning Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Similarly to Willock, Maitland-Niles, 23, also spent the second half of last season out on loan with the Englishman temporarily turning out for West Brom.

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Seemingly struggling to cement his place among Mikel Arteta’s most trusted squad members, The Athletic believe a potential summer move to Newcastle United could be on the cards.

It has been widely reported in recent times that Bruce is pushing to re-sign Willock, who scored eight goals in 14 appearances for the Black and Whites last season.

However, expected to also turn their attention to a more defensive midfielder, it has been noted that one possible option for Bruce could in fact be the outcasted Maitland-Niles.

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