He has a lot of variety in his game too. Reid is capable of dropping deep to turn and run at defenders, as well as having the technique to play with his back to goal, as his passing stats show, whilst he has the pace and energy to run in behind.
The 25-year old showed those quality in the Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City where he won a penalty against John Stones and gave the England international a torrid time all night.
So, even though Reid isn’t the big-name signings that fans of the Tyneside club will want, he could be a very effective player at a higher level.
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