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Geordies to add £5 million Hammer to firepower

Newcastle United have became shock suitors of West Hams wonderkid Freddie Sears.

After the Magpies shock FA Cup loss at Stevenage last night, Alan Pardew has highlighted the need to add more firepower for occasions when Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi aren’t in the side.

Sears, 21, has recently been recalled from a loan at Scunthorpe to aid the Hammers relegation battle. His instant impact with a goal against Wolverhampton on New Years Day and all round positive play earned rave reviews.

Avram Grant will surely not want to lose another exciting prospect from ‘the academy’ but, will his hands be tied by West Hams owners.

It is believed a fee of around £5 million would be enough to sit down and talk with the England under 21 international and his representatives.

What do you think Magpies fans, is Sears the right man to add firepower to your club?

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