St James’ Park side keen on Upton Park attacker.
Newcastle United have entered the race to sign unwanted West Ham winger Stewart Downing according to the Daily Express.
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The 30 year old is available for £7m as the Hammers look to get rid of the former Liverpool and Sunderland man having already wrapped a deal to bring in Marseille wide-man Dimitri Payet.
Newly appointed Magpies boss Steve McClaren will be keen to strengthen his attacking options and will fight Sunderland and Leicester City in the race for the England international.
Though it’s true Downing hasn’t justified the £20m West Ham paid for his services it’s fair to say that the attacker made an impact last term, netting six goals and providing eight assists for the Hammers.