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Newcastle United are considering making a move for Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe in January as Rafael Benitez looks to add to his squad's attacking options.

The former Oxford forward has been very impressive for the Whites so far this season, scoring thirteen goals in nineteen games in the Championship.

According to reports in the Daily Mirror, any possible deal for the striker is dependent on whether Benitez is given sufficient funds to spend in the transfer window by Magpies owner Mike Ashley.


Newcastle's struggles in front of goal has seen them develop an over-reliance of late on loanee Salomon Rondon who has scored on six occasions since joining from West Brom in August.

A lack of attacking flare on show at St James' Park will be worrying for supporters at the club as they face the prospect of seeing their team drawn into yet another relegation battle this season.

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Leeds, who are currently top of the Championship, will be reluctant to accept any offers for Roofe as his firepower could be vital in their quest to achieve promotion to the Premier League.

Since appointing Marcelo Bielsa in the summer, the Yorkshire-based club have transformed into a possession-based side and currently lead second-placed Norwich City by three points.


Roofe has been utilised as a striker by his Argentinian boss during this years campaign yet when he joined the club in 2016 for £3m from Oxford United, he primarily featured as a winger.

A move to Newcastle could see him get a second chance of showcasing his talent in the Premier League after beginning his career at West Brom in 2011 when the Baggies were in England's top division.