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Benitez lines up trusty old favourite to aid Newcastle United revamp

There is an odd sense of excitement among the Newcastle United fans parked in the Transfer Tavern, despite their relegation. 

With Rafa Benitez at the helm, the Toon Army have been active in the market and have helped soak up some of the disappointment of dropping into the Championship.

The Magpies have been linked with Stoke City man, and former England international Peter Crouch.

The Daily Mirror are reporting that the Spanish tactician is eyeing a reunion with the ex-Liverpool striker, who he brought to Anfield 11 years ago.

Now 35 years of age, Crouch has been with the Potters for the past 4 seasons, having also previously played for the likes of Spurs, Southampton, and Queens Park Rangers.

Only making 18 appearances last season, grabbing two goals, it is quite possible the towering forward would be ready to drop down a division to reignite a time in his career where he scored 18 goals for Liverpool back in the 06-07 season.

Benitez has already raided several clubs this transfer window, bringing in Matz Sels, Jesus Gamez, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle.

Though there have been several departures, with Andros Townsend and Papisse Cisse leaving the North East, whilst club captain Fabricio Coloccini returned to Argentina joining San Lorenzo.

With Crouch’s contract expiring next season, it is quite possible a move for the 6ft 7 inch strike might be seen as beneficial for both the player and club.

What do you think Newcastle fans?! A good signing for the Championship? A suitable partner for Dwight Gayle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 


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