Newcastle United should eye up audacious January move for Wolves' Cavaleiro, should takeover go through

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on wearing rainbow pin badge during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017...

Newcastle United should attempt to sign Wolves winger Ivan Cavaleiro in January as they look to solve their attacking woes.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on wearing rainbow pin badge during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017...

Newcastle United should look to secure an ambitious deal for in-form Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Ivan Cavaleiro when the January transfer window rolls around.

The Magpies are struggling in front of goal this season and following a solid start to life back in the Premier League, have seen their form tail off, with four consecutive league defeats seeing them fall to 14th in the table.

With Jamaal Lascelles and Joselu both tied top scorers with just two league goals, it's clear to see that a host of attacking signings need to be made in January to avoid a swift return to the Championship.

Ivan Cavaleiro of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Fulham at Molineux on November 3, 2017 in...

That said, Wolves forward Ivan Cavaleiro could be a solid potential January signing for Rafa Benitez's side, with six goals and five assists in 18 appearances for the Championship high-fliers.

The 24-year-old winger, who can also play through the centre, would offer something different to Aleksandar Mitrovic, Joselu and Ayoze Perez, with his blistering pace and ability to score from range making him a danger both inside and outside the box.

Wolves are in a position to command a heavy fee for Cavaleiro considering their current financial climate and their comfortable position at the top of the Championship table, so will likely be unwilling to sell.

Ivan Cavaleiro celebrates with Conor Coady of Wolverhampton Wanderers after he scores during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on...

Given that, this transfer would only be possible if Amanda Staveley's proposed £350 million takeover of the club, goes through before the January transfer window opens, with Staveley promising Rafa Benitez a £500 million transfer war chest (Daily Star).

It would be an audacious move to bring the talented winger to St James' Park but with Helder Costa waiting in the wings and a potentially huge transfer budget available, Cavaleiro could possibly be brought to Newcastle in January.

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