Report: Newcastle interested in surprise January move for Besiktas winger Kerim Frei

Newcastle are reportedly pursuing Besiktas winger Kerim Frei.

According to the Daily Mirror, Newcastle are interested in handing a surprise Premier League return to Bestikas wide man Kerim Frei.

The Magpies are looking up having won their last two games, beating Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur - two teams tipped to challenge for the top four - 2-0 and 2-1 respectively.

The pressure is certainly easing on manager Steve McClaren, but fans will still be keen to see some new faces brought in during the January transfer window after an inconsistent season so far.

Many supporters want to see a new winger added next month, and The Mirror report that Newcastle are keen on a move for Besiktas wide man Kerim Frei.

Frei, 22, has some Premier League experience to his name having played for Fulham, before moving on to Turkey - the country he represents at international level despite being born in Austria - with Besiktas in 2013.

A right footed winger who regularly plays on the left, Frei has pace and dribbling ability, but has been frozen out at Besiktas since the departure of Slaven Bilic.

With no league starts to his name under new boss Senol Gunes, Frei looks set to leave Besiktas in January, and a return to England could be on the cards, with Newcastle - along with Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion - allegedly interested, which is something of a surprise considering his lack of football this term.

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