In another interview, Bruce said there will be a point where Newcastle would have to turn their attention elsewhere if they feel a deal will not happen.
“We still have to be patient but there has to come a time when there’s a cut-off and we have to find out what’s happening,” Bruce said.
“We’re still trying our utmost, whether it’s on loan or to buy him.”
And it appears Newcastle are already eyeing up alternatives to Willock.
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