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Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips believes Newcastle should move for the Premier League’s ‘best dead ball specialist’ in January.
Newcastle sit second-bottom of the Premier League and many supporters are turning their hopes towards a January transfer window revolution that can help them escape the drop come May.
One player that has been linked with a move is Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse and Kevin Phillips believes it would be a real statement of intent from Newcastle if they could prise him away from St Mary’s.
“It would take a fair bit of money to get him out of Southampton though because he signed a new deal at the beginning of the season. He committed to the club. It would take something special to get him out of there.
“For me, he’s the best dead-ball specialist in the Premier League. That is why he’d be a massive asset for Newcastle. It would be an exciting signing.”