Date: 6th December 2017 at 4:13pm
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Newcastle United are desperately crying out for a new creative playmaker in their side and must consider joining the reported hunt for Apoel Nicosia ace Roland Sallai.

The Magpies need an attacking force to dictate play in the final third and current option Ayoze Perez has really struggled to do that in the number 10 role.

He should be binned from the starting XI by Rafael Benitez after scoring just once in 14 appearances and doesn’t look cut out for the top flight.

Perez is a hard working player that will run his socks off for the cause, but the North East club now need some top experience to help them in the Premier League.

Newcastle should plot a move for Apoel youngster Sallai and could even scout him on Wednesday night when he is line to face Tottenham in the Champions League group stages.

The Mail report that the 20-year-old attacking midfielder is set to be extensively scouted by teams from the Premier League and Bundesliga during the midweek clash at Wembley.

It is understood that the Hungary international has begun to attract several unnamed suitors and has even been compared to Juventus sensation Paulo Dybala.

Argentinian superstar Dybala is an attacker that is renowned for his brilliant technical ability and has been tipped to dethrone Lionel Messi in the future as the world’s greatest.

Newcastle need to at least cast their eye over Sallai on Wednesday night against Spurs to see if he has the tools to succeed in England.

The versatile attacker can play anywhere across the front three and has been in great goalscoring form already this season.

He has scored five times and assisted twice during his nine appearances in the Cypriot top flight.

Meanwhile, he has also featured in all five Champions League group stage matches so far and is developing into an exciting player in front of goal.