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Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron added real power to Newcastle’s attack this season

Steve Bruce believes that multiple signings like Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron will help Newcastle fill the gap with the Premier League elite.

The Magpies invested £ 16 million in the French wing Saint-Maximin in August last year about six months after spending £ 21 million in International Almiron in Paraguay, and both have proven their worth with impressive performances since the Premier restart. League.

Bruce, who also saw £ 40m striker Joelinton also arrive last summer, knows that the gap between the league’s big boys is great and is eager to add more high-profile stars to his team.

Newcastle’s summer spending may depend on the success of their proposed acquisition acquired by the Saudis, which is awaiting approval, but Bruce is already thinking big.

£ 40 million signing Joelinton celebrates after scoring only his second Premier League goal against Sheffield United

£ 40 million signing Joelinton celebrates after scoring only his second Premier League goal against Sheffield United

“These days it’s hard to mingle with the elite, we have to keep the club going,” said Bruce. “The elite is still a long way off.

“We have seen the best of Joelinton in the past few weeks – he seemed more accomplished in a broad role and gave me more food for thought. With Almiron and Allan, we must continue to add that pinch of quality. Don’t make mistakes, they are the ones who do the difference “.

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Newcastle, who will face West Ham on Sunday Sky Sports, had been relatively modest spent under current owner Mike Ashley until he sanctioned a record move for Brazilian Joelinton, instead building around a core of players of the likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey , which helped the club go back to the top flight.

Bruce said: “I’ve been here for three or four years. For me, they embody the club. They know the club, as it is, they know the needs of what it takes to play here in Newcastle.

“The club needs that core. It is important that you keep it. How many times do you see a club being promoted by the Championship and, suddenly, the team that joined you is dismantled very, very quickly?

“Suddenly you can get into trouble. I think it’s important with the main players here to tap into that core.

“Certainly the team that brought the team into the Premier League three years ago is still here, continues to play and is rightly rewarded with new contracts.”

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