Date: 5th January 2021 at 1:35pm
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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from The Chronicle that contains a link to their live blog.

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Easy one to get us underway, in what month during 2019 was Steve Bruce appointed Newcastle manager?

Included in the blog, there is a claim from El Intransigente (via Sport Witness) that states that the Toon are interested in signing Independiente youngster Alan Velasco.

The report states that Parma are leading the race for the 18-year-old winger, but there is interest from Newcastle.

However, it also claims that Velasco has a release clause of £17.5m, and given that the Toon are looking at loan deals in this transfer window, we are not sure that Velasco will be moving to Tyneside in this window.

This has drawn the attention of these Newcastle fans who feel that Steve Bruce would ruin the Argentine if he joined Newcastle anyway.

Doesn’t matter who we sign under Bruce.”

@AnthPatterson

Tell him not to bother and wait for a proper coach.”

@toastofworcesta

Poor lad will be playing RB and won’t get a game over our super number 9″

@SLennon22

Do you think Newcastle need another winger?

No, we have plenty

No, we have plenty

Yes, could always have more options

Yes, could always have more options

Other Toon fans don’t feel as if they need to sign a winger.

This guy will become a great quality player…….but like everyone else in this thread……we don’t need another winger. There are plenty quality young South American full backs and centre backs we should be targeting instead.”

@craigelliott89

Think we’re good on the winger department lads”

@Jack_Rogers97

I can think of a couple of Argentinian lads who did a great job for the club, but another winger? Really?”

@mwp22

Velasco is a former Argentina Under-17s international, and scored one goal in his five games for them.

He is also a natural left-winger but can also play on the right, and given that Newcastle already have six players who can play on either wing, we are not sure that the Toon need another winger.

So, this might be a story for Toon fans to forget about for now.