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Newcastle target Clinton N’Jie would be a risky signing

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Newcastle target Clinton N’Jie would be a risky signing

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in a move for Marseille attacker Clinton N’Jie.

According to the Daily Mail, the Magpies have approached the Ligue 1 club about their 25-year-old and he’s available to loan with a view to a permanent deal.

The report details that Rafael Benitez’s side will face competition though from Premier League clubs Burnley, Cardiff and Crystal Palace.

Newcastle certainly need some fresh faces in at St James’ Park during January if they can and adding some quality in the final third has to be a priority, with goalscoring a main problem in the team.

N’Jie is a speed machine that is available this month, but he would be a risky addition for Benitez that is not guaranteed to succeed.

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N’Jie previously had a failed spell at Tottenham where he struggled to make a first-team breakthrough and made just 14 appearances.


He’s a versatile attacker that can play centre-forward or on the wing and his pace is a big asset to his game.

The Cameron international has been at Marseille rebuilding his career, with an impressive return of nine goals and seven assists across all competitions last season.

But he’s scored once in just nine games this season due to form and injury problems, which highlights his inconsistency.

Newcastle could well find N’Jie to be a great match for them if he can hit the ground running, but his arrival isn’t the answer to all their prayers.

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