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Newcastle United: Kevin Campbell backs Christian Pulisic move

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Former Premier League forward Kevin Campbell has backed Newcastle United to sign Christian Pulisic in the January transfer window.

The Lowdown: Could be tempted

It was reported earlier this month that the American could be tempted by a move to St James’ Park in January, should the Magpies make the right offer for him.

The Chelsea winger has been limited to just 10 appearances so far this season and has not completed a full 90 minutes in the Premier League yet (Transfermarkt).

The Latest: Campbell backs Pulisic move

Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell – who now contributes for Sky Sports – has backed Newcastle to sign Pulisic, claiming that the 24-year-old could ‘take them to the next level’.

The ex-Arsenal striker said: “I like Pulisic. He is a very good player.

“It has not worked out for him at Chelsea. He normally just comes off the bench. As an international, he wants to start games. He will feel he deserves to start games.

“I think he would benefit from a move to a club where he can play week in, week out. He needs to build himself back up.

“Could Newcastle offer him that? I think they could. Newcastle need players who can take them to the next level.

“Allan Saint-Maximin is unplayable on his day, but he is not always available. The best ability is availability. Saint-Maximin is just not available enough.”

The Verdict: Needs more consistency

There is no doubt that Pulisic – likened to a ‘dragon‘ by Football Talent Scout’s Jacek Kulig – has quality, as he has managed a total of 66 goals and 58 assists in his senior club and international career combined by the age of just 24.

He has also won the Champions League with Chelsea and has captained the USA national team.

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However, 31 goal contributions over four seasons in the Premier League is simply not good enough for a player for whom the Blues paid a reported £58m in 2019.

Pulisic is also earning a hefty £150,000 per week at Stamford Bridge, so it would be risky for Newcastle to pay out that much on an inconsistent performer.

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