These two players should follow Troy Deeney to Newcastle United if he joins this month

Newcastle United enjoyed promotion to the Premier League last season after pipping Brighton to the Championship title, but now find themselves embroiled in a relegation battle in the top-flight after an inconsistent start to the season.

Magpies fans here in The Transfer Tavern, with the Geordie bunch always able to turn a quiet evening behind the bar into a raucous occasion for all to enjoy. In their rare quiet spells, fans love nothing more to talk about their beloved Newcastle United, with our landlord more than happy to engage in deep discussion about the future of the club. The big news emerging at St James’ Park this week comes from ESPN, with the sports broadcaster reporting that sources had suggested that the Magpies could be interested in a move for Watford striker Troy Deeney.

Deeney has just completed a four-match ban after his second straight red card of the season, but Rafa Benitez is said to be strongly considering a switch for the player. Deeney would address the striking shortage in the north east, but at least two more players are needed if Newcastle are to begin to pull clear of the bottom-three. This pair should also be targeted in the next few weeks…

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