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Newcastle United fans react to Kevin Gameiro rumours

Sevilla's French forward Kevin Gameiro  (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC at the St Jakob-Park...

Newcastle United have been linked with France international Kevin Gameiro.....again.

Atletico Madrid's forward from France Kevin Gameiro (L) and Qarabag's defender from Albania Ansi Agolli vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between...

Newcastle United need a new striker this month and they have just been linked with a brilliant one.

According to The Mirror's Transfer Blog (posted January 21, 02:22), Newcastle are interested in signing Atletico Madrid forward Kevin Gameiro.

The 30-year-old, signed from Paris Saint-Germain for £27 million in the summer of 2016, has had to accept a bit-part role with the Spanish giants this season due to Diego Costa's return and has only started six Primera Division games for Diego Simeone's side.

Kevin Gameiro of France in action during the International Friendly match between France and Ivory Coast held at Stade Felix Bollaert Deleis on November 15, 2016 in Lens, France.

Nevertheless, the Frenchman has still managed to bag himself four goals in spite of the reduction in playing time and Newcastle and Southampton are keen.

Gameiro is one of those players who often finds himself linked with the Magpies and although some fans of the St James's Park would love it, others can't see it materialising.

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Newcastle...

It remains to be seen how much Gameiro would cost, but surely Atletico must accept a loss on their initial investment, given his age and situation in the Spanish capital.

Plus, Newcastle are unlikely to be paying eight-figure sums for any player so long as the situation with Mike Ashley continues, but a short-term loan, with a view to a permanent deal if Amanda Staveley's takeover bid is resurrected and completed by the summer, could be a shrewd move by Rafael Benitez.

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