Newcastle tipped to sign Premier League star Steve Bruce labelled ‘dangerous’
Newcastle United are looking to put their new found fortune to good use in signing Burnley defender James Tarkowski, though Steve Bruce labelled him ‘dangerous’ in last season’s 2-1 win at Turf Moor.
Tarkowski has made 166 Premier League appearances for Burnley, and is the type of player Newcastle could use. The centre-back’s experience could stand the side in good stead as they move into a new era with their takeover complete.
The Burnley man is a capable, no-nonsense defender. Though that has landed him in hot water with Newcastle boss Bruce previously.
In Newcastle’s victory against Burnley in April, many felt Tarkowski should have been sent off. Tarkowski accidentally kicked Sean Longstaff in the face, a challenge that did not even see him booked.
Steve Bruce, however, felt the defender should have been sent off for the rash action.
“For me it’s a penalty because it’s dangerous play. We saw the boy get sent off for Leeds for dangerous play yesterday. Wasn’t that [Tarkowski] dangerous?” he said via Lancs Live.
Though the challenge was completely accidental, it is easy to see why Bruce was so upset by the decision of the referee.
Tarkowski has already received three yellow cards in seven Premier League fixtures this season. Indeed, he can be reckless at times.
The incident will surely be swept under the carpet were the Magpies to sign Tarkowski.
Though Burnley and Newcastle both sit in the relegation zone at present. The sides need to pick up their form if they want to be considered for the defender’s future.
Newcastle planning big for the future
With Newcastle’s takeover by the Saudi Public Investment Fund complete, the club are looking big for the future.
Gareth Bale is the type of statement signing the club want to make, to get back onto their feet.
It looks unlikely that Bale will be offered a new contract with Real Madrid, amid injuries struggles.
As such, the Premier League looks the most likely destination, and Newcastle would make a statement by signing the Welsh wizard.
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