Should Newcastle join the race for Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper?

Gary Hooper of Sheffield Wednesday scores a goal which is ruled offside during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on...

West Bromwich Albion are said to be targeting a move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper.

Wednesday player Gary Hooper in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday at Cardiff City Stadium on October 19, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales.

According to The Sun, a host of Premier League clubs are all targeting a January move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper.

Hooper has been in brilliant form in the Championship this season, and he has bagged seven goals already.

Brighton, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion are all said to be keen on the Scottish international and Newcastle United should also consider entering the race.

Rafael Benitez is likely to want to find a new striker to lead the line for Newcastle in January, as the Magpies still need to find a prolific goalscorer.

Gary Hooper of Sheffield Wednesday is tackled by Samir Carruthers of Milton Keynes Dons during the Sky Bet Championship match between Milton Keynes Dons and Sheffield Wednesday at stadium:...

Newcastle already have the likes of Dwight Gayle and Joselu at St James’ Park, but neither of the pair have been scintillating in front of goal this term.

Hooper, on the other hand, would arrive at Newcastle with bags of confidence - and with Wednesday said to be looking at around £6 million for the forward, he could be a value buy.

Gary Hooper of Sheffield Wednesday scores a goal which is ruled offside during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Newcastle have ambitious aims in the Premier League, and Hooper may not have the quality to be a long-term option for Benitez’s side. But he is a striker in-form, and if he could continue to hit the back of the net after January, then he would quickly pay back his relatively cheap price tag and help Newcastle’s cause - as they look to establish themselves back at the top level.

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