Signing Yannick Toure is a gamble worth taking for Newcastle

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St James' Park on January 6, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

The Young Boys forward could be set for a move to Newcastle United.

A general view of the stadium during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on May 15, 2016 in Newcastle, England.

Although they are in 13th place in the Premier League, it is clear that Newcastle United still have much work to do in order to secure their top flight status.

Rafael Benitez's side are just two points clear of the relegation zone and surely need to make additions to their squad this month in order to boost their chances of survival.

While Newcastle may look to bring in some more established stars, one player who could make the switch to St James' Park is Yannick Toure, with the striker having impressed for Young Boys at youth level this season.

A general view of the action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St James' Park on April 24, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The 17-year-old has been prolific in front of goal, scoring six times in seven appearances at U21 level, and Newcastle are set to open talks with Young Boys over a possible deal, as reported by the Daily Mail.

A player with vast potential, Toure has been capped by Switzerland at U17 level and is capable of operating on either flank if required.

A general view of the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Stoke City at St James' Park on October 31, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Toure may well not be thrown straight into first-team action should he join Newcastle but he is definitely worth signing given the quality that he possesses.

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