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Benitez keen on Premier League captain as Newcastle United make interesting January transfer enquiry

The Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are desperately eager for some promising news on the recruitment front, with many of them believing good work in that department is of paramount importance. Indeed, with form having picked up of late, there’s an air of optimism amongst our resident Geordies. 

So, having said that, recent reports from ESPN have proven rather interesting. They claim the Magpies are lining up a move for Watford skipper Troy Deeney this month, in an attempt to bolster their attacking options. With neither Dwight Gayle or Joselu proving overly convincing in leading Rafa Benitez’s front line, the 29-year-old is believed to have emerged as a target.

Benitez is understood to think that Deeney – who has dropped down the pecking order under Marco Silva despite his almost legendary status in Hertfordshire – can add graft and guile in equal measure to his attacking force. In fact, an enquiry as to his availability is thought to have been made already.

As you can imagine, considering Deeney’s fairly good record in the Premier League, our punters clad in black and white are fairly excited about the idea of a move.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

Deeney could be massive for Newcastle. Someone able to batter Premier League defences, he’d give the Magpies the edge Aleksandr Mitrovic was supposed to. If they can land him on loan between now and the end of the campaign, you’d back Benitez to have enough firepower to keep the Toon Army marching in England’s top flight.


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