Newcastle United have made Jamal Lewis their fourth major signing of pre-season.
The Northern Ireland left-back has cost a reported £15million from Norwich City.
The 22-year old has signed a five-year deal at St. James's Park, having been one of the Canaries' stand-out performers in their season back in the Premier League.
"Jamal is a very exciting prospect," Bruce told NUFC.co.uk, "I watched him flourish in the Championship two years ago and he made a real fist of it in the Premier League last season.
"He is only 22 years old and has a wonderful future ahead of him so I hope he is a Newcastle United full-back for years to come.
"It's been a great week for us with incoming players. We have had to be patient but these players improve us, which is key."
🗣 "With Newcastle my ambition is to be one of the best left-backs in the Premier League."
Love it, Jamal! 🙌
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 8, 2020
Lewis was allowed leave the Northern Ireland camp, and missed Monday night's 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Norway as he sought to get the deal over the line.
He'd been a rumoured target of Liverpool prior to their signing of Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos.
The Premier League champions were said to be put off by Norwich's £20million asking price, so £15million seems like a canny piece of business from the Geordies.
"It was a little bit unexpected but it was something that I was obviously looking forward to when I heard that there was serious interest," Lewis said, "So I'm delighted to be here now.
"Newcastle's such a great club with such history and I knew it was an opportunity I would love to take with both hands."