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Revealed: 56% of Newcastle United fans wouldn’t back move for clinical 27-year-old in January

Though Newcastle United have been on a dreadful run of form of late, all hope is not lost. Indeed, with the Premier League’s bottom half being tight as it currently is, the Magpies have every chance of beating the drop, should they spend in January. 

While it’s unclear as to how much money Rafa Benitez will have to spend in the New Year sales, one thing is clear. Newcastle United need a striker.

Neither Joselu or Dwight Gayle have proven overly convincing when leading the line and with Aleksandar Mitrovic recently revealing he’s likely to leave St. James’ Park, we posed a question to our readers. Should Newcastle make a move for Celtic star Leigh Griffiths?

The Scotland international is out in the cold in Glasgow, though certainly boasts a decent record in front of goal. A true poacher and someone able to run in behind defences, the 27-year-old was even linked with a move down to Tyneside over the course of the summer.

However, when asked, 56% of our voters hinted they would not be up for the idea of bringing Griffiths to St. James’ Park, despite his decent record over the years. Indeed, it seems that many believe the step up from the SPFL would be too much for him, especially for a club in dire need of guaranteed goals.

Thoughts? 

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