Three reasons Newcastle must hijack Brighton’s bid to sign Andrew Surman

According to reports by HITC Sport, Brighton and Hove Albion are lining up a £4m bid to sign Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman before the transfer window slams shut on January 31.

HITC Sport says that Seagulls boss Chris Hughton is a big fan of the 31-year-old having worked with him during his time in charge of Norwich City previously, and he believes the experienced player could be a key addition in the second-half of the campaign as the south coast outfit look to avoid being dragged into a Premier League relegation battle.

Surman has been an important part of the Cherries side that has done so well in the top flight, but he only has 18 months left on his Bournemouth contract and their south coast rivals are ready to swoop.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United remain in trouble at the foot of the table themselves as they could only draw 1-1 against bottom side Swansea City, and Magpies boss Rafa Benitez will be looking to strengthen his squad before the end of the month despite there being little progress made with a proposed takeover.

The Spaniard may look to add some quality in central areas, and bringing Surman to St James’ Park could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons Newcastle must hijack Brighton’s bid to sign the South African-born star…