Three reasons Newcastle should hijack Swansea’s bid to sign Nacer Chadli

According to reports in the Daily Star on December 16, Swansea City are ready to reignite their interest in West Bromwich Albion attacker Nacer Chadli during the January transfer window.

The Daily Star says Swans manager Paul Clement tried to sign the 28-year-old in the summer but failed with a £15m move, with former Baggies boss Tony Pulis unwilling to let him leave without finding a suitable replacement first.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star, who can play on either flank or as a central attacking midfielder, found first-team minutes hard to come by this season before suffering a muscle injury in November, and the report adds that new manager Alan Pardew could cash in on him in the New Year after being told he must sell before he can buy.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s freefall down the Premier League table continued on Saturday when they were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, and their run of taking just one point from the last 27 available has seen them drop down to 18th position in the standings.

Rafa Benitez will already be thinking about possible additions he could make to his struggling squad in January, and bringing the potentially reasonably-priced Chadli – valued at £13.5m by transfermarkt.com – to St. James’ Park could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons Newcastle should hijack Swansea’s bid to sign the Belgium international…