Newcastle left to regret missed opportunity Marvin Zeegelar

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 4, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Much of Newcastle's misery against Watford was inflicted by a player that they could have signed.

Marvin Zeegelaar of Watford looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

It has been a difficult time for Newcastle United of late, with the club having lost their last four Premier League games in succession.

Newcastle's latest defeat, a 3-0 loss at home to Watford, saw them tormented by the Hornets' left wing-back Marvin Zeegelaar, who was linked with a move to St James' Park in the summer transfer window when he was still a Sporting Lisbon player, as reported by Chronicle Live.

Watford's Dutch midfielder Marvin Zeegelaar plays the ball during the English Premier League football match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north...

Perhaps determined to prove a point against the club he could have joined, Zeegelaar was hugely effective on Saturday as he frequently pushed forwards to excellent effect.

Zeegelaar teed up Will Hughes to open the scoring and then provided the delivery from which DeAndre Yedlin inadvertently turned the ball into his own net.

Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United is watched by Richarlison de Andrade (11) and Marvin Zeegelaar of Watford (22) during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at...

Andre Gray added a third for Watford but it was the performance of Zeegelaar which was the main talking point as Newcastle were unable to cope with the threat that he provided.

Newcastle supporters could have been forgiven for wishing that their club had signed Zeegelaar, especially with Javi Manquillo again struggling when asked to fill in at left-back for the Magpies.

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