West Brom's Nacer Chadli would be a risky, yet potentially brilliant signing for Newcastle

Nacer Chadli of West Bromwich Albion is taken off injured during the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion at Bet365 Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Stoke on...

The West Bromwich Albion star would be a useful addition to the Newcastle United squad.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is desperate to add an established winger to his ranks at St James' Park this summer, in an effort to add more potency to his side's attacking play.

According to the Sun, the Spaniard is keen on signing Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend in a potential £18 million deal this summer, but he would surely be better served in bringing West Brom's Nacer Chadli into the club. 

Nacer Chadli of West Bromwich Albion during the pre season friendly match against Port Vale at Vale Park on August 1, 2017 in Burslem, England.

The Belgian ace is likely to be sold this summer, following the Baggies' relegation down to the Championship, and his mercurial talent would surely see him endear himself to the Toon Army.

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Chadli joined West Brom from Tottenham back in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £13 million, according to BBC Sport, but injuries have hampered his progress at the Hawthorns.

He still has plenty left to offer at the highest level, though, and he would be a cheaper option than Townsend for Newcastle, according to the Telegraph, who claim that he has a £17 million release clause inserted into his current contract with the Baggies.

Nacer Chadli of Belgium in action during the International Friendly match between Belgium and Czech Republic at Stade Roi Baudouis on June 5, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

The Belgium international is incredibly skilful, and his superb technique and intelligent play in the final third would add so much to the Toon's attacking play.

Chadli does come with baggage, though, and he has hardly been a saint during his time in England, but Newcastle fans have always loved somewhat of a maverick character.

The 28-year-old would undoubtedly be a risk for the Magpies, but one that could pay off quite considerably.

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