Newcastle look to 32-goal Arsenal strike reject with transfer spend to continue

Newcastle are pondering a January move for Championship hot-shot Benik Afobe, according to reports from ESPN.

The Magpies currently sit rock-bottom of the Premier League after eight games, with no wins to their name and the worst goal difference in the division.

Steve McClaren’s side have struggled despite spending big to land high-profile players such as Aleksandar Mitrovic and Florian Thauvin, yet it seems owner Mike Ashley is ready to put his hand in his pocket once again this winter in a bid to save the club’s season.

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Reports claim that the North East outfit are looking at former Arsenal man Afobe, who has been a hit in the Football League.

Currently playing for Wolves, the 22-year-old smashed a stunning 32 goals – 13 for the Championship side and a further 19 in League One with MK Dons – last term, and has already hit five in ten second tier matches this season.

Afobe is seen as a wise signing by Newcastle’s hierarchy, with his potential sell-on value appealing.