Rovers’ preference may be a sale to Newcastle, owing to a 40% sell-on clause that would be activated were any other club to land the striker.
However, Lee, a stalwart of 267 Premier League appearances for the St. James’ Park club, told Transfer Tavern that the club’s precarious position in the Premier League means they could yet miss out on the striker:
“I think he’ll want to test himself in the Premier League. I know it’s his hometown club but they got rid of him for whatever reason, which still baffles me. If Newcastle go down why would he want to join? Surely he would want to push forward and play in the Premier League.
“I know him pretty well and I know he’s very ambitious and that he’ll want to test himself at the top because he’s a confident lad.”
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Whilst if Steve Bruce were to keep the side up, the West Denton-born forward would remain a viable option to a squad desperately in need of additional firepower.