Rafael Benitez needs to recruit a new attacker in this window in order to prevent Newcastle United from slipping into a relegation battle.

Dwight Gayle and Joselu failed to impress last season, and it seems that the club could lose Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Numerous names have been linked with a move to St James’ Park, including West Bromwich Albion forward Salomon Rondon.

The Daily Mail recently reported that the Magpies have held talks with the Baggies regarding a potential swap deal involving Gayle.

At the moment, there does not seem to be any movement, but perhaps Newcastle should take note of Rondon’s teammate Jay Rodriguez.

According to Sky Sports News, the Midlands club are holding out for around £20m to sell Rodriguez, who is wanted by his former club Burnley.

The 28-year-old only managed to find the back of the net seven times for West Brom last season, which is far from prolific, and in 141 Premier League outings in his career he has netted 33 goals.

Despite this, the results of our recent poll suggest that the majority of Newcastle fans would be prefer to sign Rodriguez over his teammate.



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Danielle Joynson