By Amir Mir

Newcastle have reportedly made an approach for Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero – and fans on Twitter believe it would be a fantastic signing.

HITC Sports claim that the Championship leaders are still in talks about signing Andros Townsend but have also asked about Swans duo Montero and Modou Barrow.

Montero is currently out with a hamstring injury for the Welsh club, but throughout the current Premier League campaign he has been on the fringes of the first team.

The 62-cap Ecuador international has played 11 league games this season, starting just two of those matches.

Magpies fans on social media believe the signing of the pacy winger would be a great addition to their team.

Rafa Benitez is currently looking to add more attacking threat to his side as the January transfer window nears its end.

Supporters believe Montero’s pace would cause problems in the second division as he has a healthy record in the top tier of causing full-backs problems.

Fans were adamant that out of the Swansea duo of Barrow and Montero, they would prefer the latter to join them.

However, one supporter did state that having Montero, Barrow and Townsend at the club by next summer would be great for the club.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Benitez’ side are currently a point above second-placed Brighton in the table, with the Seagulls having a game in hand on their rivals.

However, the north-east club are nine points clear of third-placed Reading as they look likely to make an instant return to the Premier League during this campaign.

In other Newcastle transfer news, the club are lining up a move for this 22-year-old attacker for the summer.

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