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Many Leeds United fans are predicting that Ross Barkley will end up joining Newcastle United now.

Barkley to Newcastle?

According to 90 Mins, Leeds and Newcastle are battling it out to sign Barkley from Chelsea.

However, Leeds fans feel that they may not have the financial power to compete with Newcastle.

And they can see Barkley opting to move to Tyneside rather than Elland Road, if the chance does come around.

Added creativity

Both Leeds and Newcastle have struggled so far this season, so Barkley’s quality could aid them.

Barkley would offer Marcelo Bielsa’s and Steve Bruce’s sides an injection of creativity if he was to join.

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A new home could be good for the former England international too.

It seems highly unlikely that he will break into Chelsea’s side on a regular basis at this stage, and it is clear that the £15 million man (BBC Sport) needs to be playing consistently again. 

At his best, Barkley is real threat, as he is so capable in possession.

But it is now a long time since the 27-year-old has looked at his most sharp, and a move to Leeds or Newcastle could benefit him. 

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