Amid Rafa Benitez’s revolution on Tyneside, one man has been brought back in from the cold in order to play a huge part in Newcastle’s promotion charge.
Over the course of the summer, it seemed as if the previously outcast Yoan Gouffran was all but certain to leave St. James’ Park after being frozen out of the picture by previous managers.
Alas, the Frenchman remained in black and white and has since emerged as one of the side’s most important players.
However, such is the nature of his recent form, the 30-year-old has been linked with a move away from the North East.
Out of contract at the end of the season, Ligue 1 side Lille are reportedly weighing up a move for the forward, giving Newcastle something to think about indeed.
With that in mind, here are TWO pros and TWO cons to letting Gouffran go in January.