Newcastle United hero Rob Lee has hit out at the club's transfer policy.

Lee wrote in the Evening Chronicle: "Would you take Frank Lampard at Newcastle United?

"Imagine for a minute Chelsea's record goalscorer, available on a free in June, suddenly announced he fancied seeing out his playing days at St James' Park.

"I would drive him up there myself!

"Lampard may be nearer 40 than 30, but he is still good for 10-plus goals a season. He is a terrific pro, would be a great leader in the dressing room and is capable of at least being available or most games.

"What is not to like? The answer to that question is, surprisingly, quite a lot - according to the club's new managing-director.

"Lee Charnley this week seemed to dismiss altogether the prospect of the club going for an older player, any older player, because he was not value for money in the sense they would not make any money out of them."

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