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Ashley must realise fan hatred and bring these 2 EFL stars to Newcastle in January

Ashley must realise fan hatred and bring these 2 EFL stars to Newcastle in January

Newcastle United supporters are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of transfer business being done at St James’ Park. 

Rafa Benitez worked miracles on Tyneside last season, delivering a top-half finish for the Magpies. The Spanish boss likely hoped his performance would have been repaid by better financial backing from Ashley.

Benitez had to work on a rather shoe-string budget in summer, and did well to utilise the loan and free transfer markets to bring Premier League quality talent to the North-East club.

Ashley should re-pay the good performance of his manager, and let him sign these two EFL stars in January…

Kemar Roofe 

Kemar Roofe is valued at £3.15m by Transfermarkt.

He has had an excellent start to this season so far with Leeds, scoring away at Derby County for the Whites to cap off his excellent performance against Frank Lampard’s side.

After six months of working with Marcelo Bielsa, he will have turned the ex-Oxford United man into an even better forward.

The 25-year-old deserves his chance at Premier League football. Given his importance to Leeds United, Mike Ashley might have to dig deep into his pockets to bring Roofe to St James’ Park.

An expert at cutting inside from wide positions, and releasing a fierce shot, Roofe would add a new element to the Magpies attack. Alongside a physical player such as Salomon Rondon, Roofe could really shine.

Chris Mepham 

Chris Mepham might just be Jamaal Lascelles perfect partner at centre-back.

The 20-year-old is valued at £3.15m by Transfermarkt. He is very highly rated by the West London outfit.

He is so highly rated Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth made a £10m offer for the Welshman, which Brentford rejected.

Mepham is a perfect modern-day defender, rarely drawn to ground, possessing a great positional sense and being a good ball-player.

Ashley should break the bank to bring the player to Newcastle.

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