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Newcastle United interested in Real Betis star Nabil Fekir

Newcastle United could sign a dream partner in crime for Allan Saint-Maximin in Real Betis play-maker Nabil Fekir.

What’s the story?

With PIF’s takeover of the Magpies all done, attentions can now turn towards the upcoming January transfer window and how the club’s new owners can look to strengthen the squad.

And, according to Sebastien Denis of Foot Mercato (via Get French Football News), the Tyneside club have already made contact over signing Fekir, although a deal at this stage remains to be seen.

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It’s added that a new contract for the Frenchman at Betis cannot be ruled out either.

Imagine him and Saint-Maximin

Even in the dark and desperate times Newcastle have been in over these past couple of years under Steve Bruce, one man who the Magpies faithful could rely upon to give them a little bit of hope and excitement is Saint-Maximin.

The former Nice star has been the undisputed stand-out of a wretched period, single-handedly carrying Newcastle through games and willing them to victories.

But in Fekir, Saint-Maximin could find someone to share that creative and goal-scoring burden, and help form a devastating tandem at St James’ Park.

Should Newcastle sign Fekir?

No way!

No way!

Yes please!

Yes please!

In 274 career games for both Lyon and Betis, the Frenchman has managed 83 goals and provided another 61 assists, being effective both playing behind the striker and out wide too.

The Betis ace has got a penchant for doing the spectacular, and that’s something former Bordeaux star Malcom was in awe of.

He said: “Fekir is a big player, and when I was in France, he scored incredible goals”.

Real Betis’ club president Angel Haro, has also recently raved about the club’s talisman, saying: “He is doing magnificently well. He is a champion of the world with tremendous quality. When you see him move with the ball, glued to his foot, you know he is going to do something genius.”

The £22.5m-rated star has got the kind of creative ability that could really mesh well with Saint-Maximin and help form a nightmare duo for Premier League defences.

Having two players who can create a moment of magic from nothing gives the Magpies an added weapon going forward.

Meanwhile, George Caulkin has dropped a Newcastle manager update…

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